SCCPSS investigating teacher-student altercation at Rice Creek school        
SAVANNAH, Ga. (OS) — Several viral videos have surfaced recently of students getting into violent altercations with teachers and resource officers. And now, it has happened in a Chatham County school. Savannah-Chatham Public Schools say campus police and school officials are investigating an incident involving a student and a teacher at the Rice Creek School in Port Wentworth Wednesday […]
          School board’s sweetheart deal with outside trash company costs taxpayers $4 million        
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Earlier this year, the superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System along with the elected school board asked for and received a property tax increase adding millions of dollars to the operations of a system that can really use the help.  So, as the tax payer who allows that board to have and to spend, […]
          Bond set for Chatham County jail officer arrested in drug-smuggling scheme        
SAVANNAH, Ga. (OS) — Bond was set Wednesday at $4,950 for Deputy Corrections Officer Naji Cooley on a charge he used a communication device to facilitate a criminal act at the Chatham County jail where he was employed.Chatham County Recorder’s Court Judge Harris Odell Jr. scheduled a Dec. 16 preliminary hearing for Cooley, 21.The Chatham County […]
          Stella rossa sull'Europa        
"Buongiorno, Anne. Buon anno".
"Buongiorno, Valentin. Buon anno anche a te. Novità?"
"Sì. Un nuovo arrivo. Sabato notte. Hai il colloquio già fissato per le undici. Trovi tutti i dettagli in agenda".
Anne Dupont, psicologa del Centro di Prima Accoglienza di Calais, entrò nel suo ufficio, accese il terminale e consultò la sua agenda elettronica.

Lunedì 5 gennaio 2011, ore 11,00. Colloquio con Monsieur Philip Brasser. Cittadino britannico. Età 38. Celibe. Operazione di salvataggio in mare, Canale della Manica, acque internazionali, 3 gennaio u.s. Condizioni fisiche buone. Non parla francese. Attribuzione provvisoria: codice blu.

Bene, pensò Anne. Un rifugiato politico. Iniziare l'anno nuovo con un codice blu era di buon auspicio. Il colloquio era di lì a due ore. Non c'erano altri impegni per la giornata. Completò con calma alcuni referti clinici iniziati la settimana precedente, fece una partita a Tetris, chattò con alcuni amici in Internet. Quando fu il momento, si aggiustò il make-up e si recò in sala colloqui.

Era una stanza non troppo ampia, arredata come un normale studio specialistico ma con qualche accorgimento per mettere gli ospiti a proprio agio: colori pastello, luci soffuse, lettino basso, comoda poltrona. Su quest'ultima, di fronte alla scrivania della dottoressa, era già seduto il signor Brasser.

"Good morning, Mr. Brasser. Prima di tutto, come sta?"
La domanda non era solo formale. L'uomo appariva molto provato. I tanti capelli bianchi, la pelle del viso magro solcata da numerose rughe, le profonde occhiaie dietro le lenti spesse, lo facevano sembrare più vecchio di dieci anni rispetto alla sua età anagrafica. Al posto degli abiti che indossava al momento del suo salvataggio, fradici e inservibili, gli avevano fornito un nuovo completo, che era tuttavia di due numeri più largo e accentuava la gracilità del suo fisico. Gli tremavano le mani.
Quegli scafisti maledetti, pensò Anne.
"Adesso sto meglio, grazie. Certo, suppongo che la notte passata all'addiaccio su quel canotto non abbia migliorato granché la mia cera. Ma ho fatto una buona dormita, qui da voi, e la vostra cucina è ottima". La sua voce era ferma, con una sfumatura d'ironia. "Solamente, non sono riuscito a procurarmi neppure una sigaretta, dottoressa..."
"Dupont. Ma può chiamarmi Anne. Temo che non ne troverà neppure in futuro. Nell'Unione non se ne producono più. Fino a qualche tempo fa, le importavamo dal suo paese".
"Oh, già, ora ricordo. Le esportazioni cessarono sei anni fa. Troppo pochi fumatori, qui da voi. Non c'era abbastanza profitto. Lo so perché all'epoca lavoravo in un'agenzia di rating".
"Lei è analista finanziario?"
Il signor Brasser rise. "No. Laureato in agraria. Da Troody's ero operatore al call center. Ogni grande compagnia ha il suo. E' la mansione che ho sempre svolto, durante tutta la mia carriera. Ho lavorato per almeno trenta società diverse, ogni volta per non più di sei mesi. Si imparano tante cose, sa?"
"Non ho dubbi. Ma veniamo al punto. Lei ha chiesto lo status di rifugiato politico. Data la sua provenienza, certamente la sua richiesta sarà accettata. Lei diventerà fra breve, a tutti gli effetti, cittadino dell'Unione delle Repubbliche Socialiste d'Europa. Già adesso, comunque, lei è libero di circolare in tutto il territorio dell'Unione, ed eventualmente anche di tornare da dove è venuto..."
"No grazie! Non ci tengo affatto".
"Dicevo per dire. In genere, qui da noi i rifugiati si integrano abbastanza in fretta. Tuttavia, non si può escludere che, all'inizio, lei si trovi un po' spaesato. Il nostro sistema sociale è molto diverso da quello da cui lei proviene. A sua richiesta, lei può fruire di adeguata assistenza psicologica e culturale, per superare eventuali difficoltà di adattamento. In questa fase iniziale, se vuole, mi consideri pure come suo referente".
"Oh. E quanto dura questa... fase iniziale?"
"Può finire anche subito, se crede. L'unico suo obbligo, se intende rimanere nell'Unione, è di iscriversi nelle liste di collocamento e nelle graduatorie per gli alloggi. Non credo che le sarà difficile trovare un lavoro e una casa. Se lei non ha esigenze particolari, penso che troverà una sistemazione accettabile nel giro di un paio di settimane. Fino ad allora, comunque, può rimanere qui, o spostarsi in una delle altre strutture di prima accoglienza nel territorio dell'Unione".
"Sembra magnifico. Dov'è la fregatura?"
"Ecco. Era proprio ciò che intendevo. Non c'è nessuna fregatura, per quanto lei sia abituato a pensare che debba per forza esserci. Non pretendo che lei mi creda. Presto se ne accorgerà da sé".

Non c'erano straordinari da fare, quel giorno. Alle tredici, Anne spense il computer, salutò i colleghi che arrivavano per il turno pomeridiano e, senza passare dalla mensa, prese l'elio-tram che, serpeggiando silenziosamente lungo la costa, la portò a casa sua in dieci minuti. Era una magnifica giornata di sole. Il mare era inusualmente calmo, in quei giorni. Una fortuna, per Brasser. Aveva evitato il triste destino di tanti boat-people che partivano clandestinamente dalla riva inglese ma non riuscivano a raggiungere i nostri mezzi di soccorso nelle acque internazionali.

Anne abitava da sola. Si preparò un leggero pranzo macrobiotico, poi un caffé d'orzo. Accese la radio; la spense. Si guardò nello specchio del soggiorno. Sorrise. Tutto sommato, si piaceva. Si chiese come sarebbe stato il suo sembiante, alla sua età, se anziché in Europa continentale fosse vissuta in quell'inferno che doveva essere Londra. I profughi le avevano raccontato storie orribili. Inquinamento, degrado. Se andava bene, orari lavorativi di dieci o dodici ore. Altrimenti, la disoccupazione, l'emarginazione e la pazzia. Oppure, per una ristretta minoranza, la ricchezza e il potere, ma a costo di rinunciare a qualsiasi barlume d'umanità. Un'altra forma di follia, in fondo.

Mercoledì 7 gennaio, ore 10,00. Secondo colloquio con Monsieur Brasser.

Quella mattina l'aspetto di Mr. Brasser era molto migliorato. Anne glielo disse.
"Grazie, Dottoressa. Lei è gentile quanto bella".
Anne Dupont ignorò il complimento.
"Se ho chiesto un nuovo colloquio" continuò Brasser, "non è per ottenere assistenza psicologica".
"Davvero? E perché, allora?"
"Ho due domande da porle".
"Le risponderò, se posso. Ma prima, permetta che le faccia io una domanda. Cosa sa, lei, dell'Unione?"
"Poco, in realtà. So che dapprima ci fu la Rivoluzione d'Ottobre, in Russia, nel 1917. Poi, tra il '18 e il '20, il capitalismo fu abbattuto in Germania, in Ungheria e in Italia. In rapida successione, tutte le colonie europee in Asia e in Africa conquistarono l'indipendenza. L'India nel 1925, la Cina nel '27, e così via. Poco dopo fu la volta dell'Algeria e del Marocco, e a quel punto la rivoluzione scoppiò anche in Francia e in Spagna. Alla fine degli anni '30, tutta l'Europa continentale era socialista.
Frattanto, il crollo di Wall Street nel 1929 aveva gettato l'America nella crisi più nera. Le elezioni presidenziali del 1940 furono vinte da Charles Lindbergh, un fanatico antisemita che instaurò negli U.S.A. una dittatura razzista, appoggiata dal grande capitale. Presto quel regime si circondò di una serie di stati-satellite che coprivano tutta l'America del Sud e del Nord.
Negli anni '80, quelle dittature iniziarono ad implodere, dapprima in America Latina e poi in Canada. Quando nel 1989 cadde il Muro di Tijuana, finalmente il capitalismo crollò negli stessi Stati Uniti. Da allora, secondo la nostra propaganda, il Regno Unito di Gran Bretagna è rimasto l'ultimo baluardo del libero mercato e della civiltà, contro la barbarie socialista che ha travolto tutto il resto del globo. Questo è quanto".
"Bene - disse la dottoressa - a parte la faccenda del baluardo, il quadro storico è corretto. Non le sarà stato facile ricostruirlo..."
"No, infatti. Da noi, formalmente, la cultura è libera, e ognuno può leggere ciò che vuole. Si possono prendere in prestito, nelle poche biblioteche rimaste, anche testi di Marx o di Lenin, e persino di Fabio Volo. Non è vietato. Di fatto, però, ci sono materie che non conviene approfondire troppo. Se si viene a sapere che lei fa certe letture e che ha determinate idee (e si viene a sapere sempre), non speri di trovare lavoro tanto facilmente. Io me la sono cavata con i call center, solo perché le mie origini non sono troppo umili. Quando avevo vent'anni, i miei riuscirono persino a mandarmi all'università. Certo, oggi non potrei più frequentarla. Da allora le rette sono decuplicate."
"Ah, lei ha letto Fabio Volo? Complimenti. Da noi, molti lo considerano un autore troppo difficile".
"Sì, è molto rigoroso e denso, ma se si ha tempo da dedicargli, è un pensatore affascinante. Le consiglio la Critica del tempo unidimensionale, se non l'ha ancora letta. A me ha aperto la mente. In realtà, uno dei motivi per cui mi sono deciso ad espatriare è che anche studiare per conto proprio da noi è diventato impossibile. Troppo costoso, da quando il dizionario è stato privatizzato".
"Il dizionario?"
"Sì. Tutti i sostantivi che iniziano per vocale appartengono alla Mircosoft. Quelli che iniziano per consonante sono del gruppo Murdogh. Gli avverbi sono di Merdaset, e così via. Per leggere o per usare comunque le parole bisogna pagare il noleggio ai legittimi proprietari. Quando lei scrive una e-mail, oppure quando chatta o quando telefona, un sistema di contatori automatici calcola la cifra e l'addebita sul suo conto. Ottimo sistema, fra l'altro, per controllare i contenuti della comunicazione. Io, per esempio, ho fatto quindici giorni di carcere per uso illecito di marchio registrato, la volta che in una mia mail ho scritto che la Cocca Colla mi faceva schifo".
"Senta, Mr. Brasser. Quali sono i suoi progetti? Cosa intende fare, ora che è venuto qui da noi?"
"Primo, togliermi una curiosità che mi ha tormentato a lungo. Ed è la prima delle due domande che volevo farle, si ricorda?"
La dottoressa Dupont sbuffò. "Va bene. Spari".
"La domanda è: perché non ci avete invaso? Come avete potuto lasciarci a mollo in quella fogna?"
Anne si appoggiò sullo schienale della sedia. "Beh, alcuni partiti in seno all'Internazionale erano per dichiarare guerra. Ma infine prevalse l'idea che il socialismo non può essere imposto con i carri armati. Se ci avessero attaccato, ci saremmo difesi. Per fortuna non accadde. Oggi, poi, molti sostengono che una pluralità di sistemi sociali diversi non è necessariamente un male. In India, in Giappone e in Sud America, dove la transizione al comunismo è molto avanzata, stanno già smantellando le strutture dello Stato, per sostituirle con vari tipi di organizzazione non statuale. In Europa e in Africa ci troviamo ancora nella fase socialista, in vari stadi di sviluppo a seconda dei territori. Forse è bene che ci siano delle zone dove ancora vige il capitalismo."
"Sarà un bene per voi, che ci osservate dall'esterno come se fossimo allo zoo! Ma per noi che siamo in gabbia è un altro discorso".
"Lei ora non è più in gabbia. Comunque, mi sembra che il suo atteggiamento nei confronti del suo paese d'origine sia un po' troppo negativo, non crede?"
"Mi dica lei cosa ci vede di bello, in quel letamaio", ribatté Brasser.
"Beh, che so... Avete una scena musicale molto vivace. Un sacco di gruppi pop, rock, punk, post-punk... Wim Wenders ci ha fatto anche un film. Poi, comunque, il vostro sistema ha ancora una base di consenso popolare".
"Si riferisce a West End London Social Club, vero? Quel film mi dà la nausea! Le televisioni del regime lo replicano senza tregua. L'unico film d'autore trasmesso in prima serata, e senza interruzioni pubblicitarie."
"Ecco, ad esempio - lo interruppe la dottoressa - Perché lei parla di televisioni di regime? Da voi ci sono sei o sette canali, se non sbaglio, tutti privati e in concorrenza fra loro..."
"... e trasmettono tutti le stesse schifezze. Non si distinguono l'uno dall'altro. Anne, lei non ha capito: da noi l'economia è allo sfascio, la società è in piena decadenza, la cultura è morta e sepolta. L'unica attività che va a gonfie vele è la manipolazione del consenso per mezzo dei mass-media. Quella è l'unica industria che non conosce crisi!"
"Non volevo farla arrabbiare. Si calmi. Lei ora è al sicuro. Andrà tutto bene. Respiri profondamente, e mi faccia la seconda domanda che voleva pormi".
"Mi scusi. La domanda è questa. Lei è libera stasera? Ho letto sul giornale che in un cinema d'essai a Dunkerque proiettano L'Atalante di Jean Vigo. E' una vita che desidero vedere quel film, e mi chiedevo se... lei volesse venire con me a vederlo, ecco."


Pubblicato su Evulon in due puntate: la prima il 7 gennaio 2011 qui, e la seconda il 12 gennaio 2011, qui.
          AAC/Medicare Changes        

I was hoping to have written this post last week, so that you might have more time to help out, but life got in the way!  This is a VERY important post, especially to those of you who rely on Medicare to secure AAC devices.  Specifically this is related to patients with ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Rett Syndrome,spinal cord injuries, spinal muscular atrophy and other impairments and their ability to retain and receive Speech Generation Devices (SGD).

As of September 1, Medicare will be changing the rules and will not allow patients to receive this devices to "unlock" them.  Thereby, denying individuals the ability to communicate with their families and other individuals via email, text, video chat, etc...  Even though the unlock fee is not paid by Medicare, they will no longer allow individuals to purchase devices that this could be done on.

Medicare has also been denying Eye Gaze devices for those individuals whose only means of access if via an eye gaze system.  Many of these cases have 2 medical professionals certifying the need for an eye gaze system and it is still denied. The backlog of appeals is years long and many patients are being denied the ability to communicate.

Please take a moment and go to this website - Center for Medical Advocacy, fill in your zip code, and the short form that follows to contact your representatives and urge them to sign a petition to stop these rule changes!  It takes just 2-3 minutes.  You only have until August 27, so please do it right away!



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          LATAR BELAKANG DAN SEJARAH JARINGAN KOMPUTER        
LATAR BELAKANG DAN SEJARAH
Sejarah jaringan komputer global ( dunia ), dimulaipada tahun 1969, ketika Departemen Pertahan Amerika, membentuk Defense Advance Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ) yang bertujuan mengadakan riset mengenai ‘cara menghubungkan sejumlah komputer sehingga membentuk jaringan organik’.

Program riset ini kemudian dikenal dengan nama ARPANET ( Advance Research projects Agency Network ). pada tahun 1970, lebih dari 10 komputer telah berhasil dihubungkan ( satu dengan yang lain ), saling berkomunikasi, dan membentuk sebuah jaringan. pada atahun 1972, Roy Tomlinson berhasil menyempurnakan program e-mail yang ia ciptakan setahun yang lalu untuk riset ARPANET.

Program e-mail tersebut begitu mudah dan lansung populer saat itu. pada tahun yang sama, icon [@] diperkenalkan sebagai lambang yang menunjukkan “at” atau “pada”. Tahun 1973, jaringan komputer yang diberi nama ARPANET mulai dikembangkan meluas sampai luar Amerika Serikat. komputer di University College di London merupakan komputer diluar Amerika yang menjadi anggota jaringan ARPANET. pada tahu yang sama pula, dua orang ahli komputer Vinton Cerf dan Bob Khan mempresentasikan sebuah gagasan yang lebih besar yang menjadi cikal bakal pemikiran International Network. ide ini dipresentasikan untuk pertama kalinya di Sussex University.
Hari bersejarah berikutnya terjadi pada tanggal 26 Maret 1976. ketika itu, ratu Inggris berhasil mengirimkan sebuah e-mail dari Royal Signals and Radar Establishment di Malvern. setahun kemudian, lebih dari 100 komputer telah bergabung dalam system ARPANET dan membentuk sebuah jaringan atau Network.
Pada tahun 1979, Tom Truscott, Jim Ellis, dan Steve Bellovin menciptakan Newsgroups pertama yang diberi nama USENET ( User Network ). pada tahun 1981, France Telecommenciptakan sebuah gebrakan baru dengan meluncurkan telepon televisi pertama dunia ( orang dapat saling menelepon sambil berinteraksi denagan Video link ).
seiring dengan bertambahnya komputer yang membentuk jaringan, dibutuhkan sebuah protokol resmi yang dapat diakui dan diterima oleh semua jaringan. untuk itu, pada tahun 1982 dibentuk sebuah komisi Transmission Control Protocol ( TCP ) atau lebih dikenal dengan sebutan Internet Protocol ( IP ) yang kita kenal hingga saat ini. sementara itu, didaratan Eropa muncul sebuah jaringan tandingan yang dikenal dengan Europe Network ( EUNET ) yang meliputi wilayah Belanda, Inggris, Denmark, dan Swedia. Jaringan eunet ini menyediakan jasa e-mail dan newsgroup USENET.

Untuk menyeragamkan alamat jaringan komputer yang sudah ada, pada tahun 1984 diperkenalkan system dengan nama DOMAIN yang lebih dikenal dengan Domain Name System ( DNS ). dengan system DNS, komputer yang tersambung dengan jaringan melebihi 1.000 komputer. pada tahun 1987 diperkirakan komputer yang tersambung ke jaringan tersebut melonjak 10 kali lipat menjadi 10.000 komputer lebih.
Tahun 1988, Jarkko Oikarinen berkebangsaan Finlandia menemukan sekaligus memperkenalkan Internet Relay Chat atau lebih dikenal dengan IRC yang memungkinkan dua orang atau lebih pengguna komputer dapat berinteraksi secara langsung dengan pengiriman pesan ( Chatting ). akibatnya, setahun kemudian jumlah komputer yang saling berhubungan melonjak 10 kali lipat. tak kurang dari 100.000 komputer membentuk sebuah jaringan.pertengahan tahun 1990 merupakan tahun yang paling bersejarah, ketika Tim Berners Lee merancang sebuah programe editor dan browser yang dapat menjelajai komputer yang satu dengan yang lainnya dengan membentuk jaringan. programe inilah yang disebut WWW atau World Wide Web.

Tahun 1992, komputer yang saling tersambung membentuk jaringan sudah melampaui lebih dari stau juta komputer. pada tahun yang sama muncul satu istilah yang beken, yaitu Surfing ( Menjelajah ). tahun 1994, situs-situs Dunia mulai tumbuh dengan subur ( setidaknya, saat itu terdapat 3.000 alamat halaman ) dan bentuk pertama kalinya Virtual Shopping atau e-retail muncul diberbagai situs. Dunia langsung berubah dengan diluncurkannya perusahaan Search Engine Pertama, yaitu Yahoo!. yang dibangun oleh David Filo dan Jerry yang pada bulan April 1994. Netscape Navigator 1.0. diluncurkan dipenghujung tahun 1994.


          The story of some bugfixes        

KDE Project:

This is the story of how bugfixes can happen. For each bug there is a bug reporter. It doesn't really matter if it is another developer or a non-developer user, as in the end it is just a user. Or does it? Let's see.

The first bug I fixed not so long ago was a line on the chat asking "what's ctrl+shift+l supposed to do in kmail?" from Albert (tsdgeos). Sounded like user support, but turned out that the reason he asked me was that pressing this combination crashed KMail. Of course, I tried and could reproduce it. It was related to Favorite Folders and as nor the reporter, nor I had such folders configured, it was rather straightforward where the problem is. Half an hour ago the bugfix was committed, everybody is happy.

The second was more complicated. There was a long standing report from our KDE expert David Faure that resulted in losing the mail content on move. It wasn't the first time I looked at the code to find the problem, without success. We couldn't even reproduce the bug. Then suddenly a message came on IRC: he could reproduce it again and found a pattern how it happens: it happens if the source mail account (resource) is in offline mode, meaning KMail *might* not have access to the whole mails, only to the cached parts (the mail header). Having this information finding the bug was relatively easy and next day David has the patch. But he wasn't happy: now he got an ugly message box with an error that doesn't mean too much, an error that doesn't tell what is the problem and what could be the solution. So I looked up how this could be fixed. The solution wasn't straightforward, involved changing several pim related components, including adding a new DBUS method that is used to communicated between different Akonadi part, but in the end I had it...only to realize that although I get a nice error now when copying mails, I can't read my mails. Because it gives a DBUS related error. I've added a method returning a string, but from the error it said that it was expecting a string, but got a boolean. Confusing.
Looked at the code, looked again, tried different things: no go. I told to David (knowing that he is an extermly good developer), that here is the code, here is the error, I have no idea what to do.
He looked at, and all seemed fine. It was late, we both called it a night and went to sleep. Of course the problem bothered me, so next day I wanted to give it a go. Guess what, David was also online (this was Saturday), he was also interested in the problem. :) To make the story short, he found the issue: the problem was a setDelayedReply( true ); call I overlooked. That caused basically QDBus to ignore our return value, that must be sent later (and the code sent a boolean there). David did a refactoring, I found a corner case, we both tested, all was fine. After a few final touches, like making the string translatable the patch was ready for review. As David said, it was a nice teamwork.

The last one was the same day at evening: a complaint that KMail cannot move/delete folders from an IMAP inbox. Weird bug, as most of us use IMAP, so this should have been noticed before. I asked for details, I asked for different logs, to try different scenarios. The reporter followed everything I told promptly, and the surroundings of the bug started to take shape. He had an IMAP server without support for ACL (access rights). In that case we should assume everything is fully accessible. And so was everything for him, but the top-level inbox. Having that information, by reading the code I found the faulty line - a line that was weird, and unneeded. The line was introduced because of a bugfix, so I looked up the bug only to find users complained it is still not fixed. No wonder, as the fix was not doing anything about the original problem, but unfortunately created other problems. I have to admit that the API involved is easy to be used in a wrong way, but hard to fix now. For those interested (and to avoid such API), here is the problem:

// Returns the rights the user has on the collection.
Collection::Rights Collection::rights() const
{
CollectionRightsAttribute *attr = attribute();
if ( attr ) {
return attr->rights();
} else {
return AllRights;
}
}


// Sets the @p rights the user has on the collection.
void Collection::setRights( Rights rights )
{
CollectionRightsAttribute *attr = attribute( AddIfMissing );
attr->setRights( rights );
}

And the problematic commit looked like this:

Collection root;
root.setRights( Akonadi::Collection::CanCreateCollection );

You see, by default, a Collection object doesn't have any rights set. If Collection::rights() is called it will return AllRights. What happens after the above setRights() call? The Collection will have now right attributes (CanCreateCollection), so a further Collection::rights() returns that attribute. But *only* that one. Certainly not the behavior one would expect. We can debate that the plural form (setRightS) suggests that, but I still find bad API.
Back to the reporter, luckily the problem could be fixed with the developer tool called "akonadiconsole", so he was happy. Other users will get the fix in the next release.

From the three reporters two were KDE developers. One not having too much knowledge about the PIM part, the other having some knowledge, as he is the one running in the most weird PIM Issues, and we just tell to him to fix his own bugs, while the third was somebody who I never met before, so I assume he is a regular user.

What helped in all cases was communication: giving valuable information (like how to reproduce, what is your configuration, etc) and carefully following the instructions the developer makes. Especially if the developer cannot reproduce it, the only real chance to fix it is that the user acts as the eyes and hands of the developer. If I tell to my hand to type "foo", but it types "bar", nothing good will result in it, as I'd expecet that "foo" was typed and act further accordingly.
So bug reporters, please try to gather as much information from your side as possible when creating a report and always follow the requests a developer makes.

You should not draw a wrong conclusion from the above: that reporting on *development channels* on IRC helps and you should always come there with your bugs. IRC is great for instant communication. It is very bad though as you might not find the right person there when you report.
Use the bugtracker. Wait patiently for feedback (e.g. I work on KDE only from time to time and many others do the same). It is ok to ask about certain bug on IRC, but don't forget to report it. It is also ok, once the developer responds and starts to work on the bug to contact him on IRC (if you know its nick), as communication is faster on it.
Just saying something doesn't work on IRC will also not do any good, unless you are prepared to help track down the issue. And then you will suddenly become part of the team. It is not that hard to be a KDE contributor, no? :)

To answer my first question: does it matter if the reporter is a developer or a user? In certain aspect it does, I couldn't fix the bug (at least not that easy) without David. It might be slightly easier or faster to get out information from a developer. But if the communication is good, it doesn't matter too much.


          The plus one post        

KDE Project:

Recently, let's say in the past year, I saw a growing number of email messages on the KDE lists with the following content only:

+1

This is getting annoying for me. I get a nice notification from KMail about the messages arrived, and if I saw that it came to some folder that I'm interested in, I look at the message. And many times it contains nothing, but a +1. I can understand the urge to express support for an idea, a person, but please, think about it twice before doing so. These days it is not about abusing my / the worlds bandwidth, as we use more to share "stuff", it is about abusing the time of the readers.

Thanks for reading.

PS: Although I never lived in the US and missed the early times of internet chats, I still remember the AOL! jargon.


          Ø¨ÛŒâ€Œ نتیجه بودن مذاکرات کویت و IOC برای لغو محرومیت        

برج کویتتلاش‌ ها برای برداشتن تحریم کویت از سوی IOC بازهم بی‌نتیجه ماند. به گزارش پرس شیعه به نقل از inside the games، کویت اکتبر گذشته از سوی IOC محروم شد که دلیل آن دخالت‌های دولتی در مسائل ورزشی بوده است. در ماه‌های بعد از محرومیت، ارتباط بین IOC و دولت کویت بسیار دچار مشکل شده […]


جهت عضویت در کانال اخبار Ø´یعه در تلگرام اینجا کلیÚ© کنید


          Cedar Falls Practical Backyard Tour        
Sponsored by UNI's Center for Energy & Environmental Education and Green Iowa AmeriCorps, the Practical Backyard Tour highlights several backyards around Cedar Falls where practical and effective methods have been utilized.  From composting to solar and rain barrels to gardening, the tour features backyards that work!
Beginning at 2 p.m., participants are welcome to arrive at any of the  backyards listed below where tickets will be available (one ticket gains  participant access to all five backyards). After 5 p.m., participants are encouraged to visit Beck's on The Hill afterwards for dinner, a prize drawing, and open discussion on practical uses for backyards.
Tickets ($5, does not include dinner) will be available the day of the event at each of the backyards. Proceeds from the event will support Green Iowa AmeriCorps work in the Cedar Valley. Please direct any questions to Green Iowa AmeriCorps. We hope to see you there!
The five backyards featured during the tour include:
1. Cedar Falls Community Garden, 600 Block Lincoln Street, Cedar Falls “Taking Back, Giving
Back” this garden is flood-reclaimed land and features a sitting area, water collection
system, and composting [from Cup of Joe]. With 50 of the 80 available plots rented and four
organizations actively growing food to be donated to the Cedar Valley Food Bank and other
charities, this location is full of vast and diversified garden delights  growing for a great cause.
2. Dave Gibson, 524 West Lone Tree Road, Cedar Falls “Twin Cedars, a Gated  Community” this
wonderful stop in North Cedar will feature fruit trees, vegetable garden, hens, passive solar
kitchen, solar electric system, and 140 recently planted trees.
3. Kamyar Enshayan, 1703 Washington Street, Cedar Falls “Lawn & Order” featuring backyard
hens, easy-going compost, native prairie pollinator heaven, local wood  shed, solar hot water,
linear evaporative drying system (clothes lines), 20 years of pesticide-free lawn, vegetable
garden.
4. Jack & Carole Yates, 519 Chateau Ct, Cedar Falls “Perfectly Practical” both the front and back
yard features beds with native Iowa prairie plants, two vegetable gardens and an orchard with
apple, pear, Asian pear, cherry, peach and plum trees. Visitors can also see their two active solar
systems, a wood burning stove, clothes line and additions like a fire ring, patio and other places
that make it a great backyard to spend time in.
5. Ann Duncan, W 13th Street at the alley between Franklin and Tremont, “Smoke Stack Twin
Gardens” Featuring gardening for large and small spaces, a wide variety of vegetables,
raspberries, tiered garden, strawberry pyramid, rain barrels, compost bin, clothes line.
Location: 
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Sunday, June 10, 2012 -
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Enter Your Email: 
Name: 
Ashley Wolter
Phone: 
3192737233
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          Clothing Donation Drive        

The Office of Sustainability is sponsoring a clothing donation drive. Bring your unwanted clothing and other unbroken household items to Maucker Union between Chats and Essentials. Participants will not only be doing a great service to the community but will also be entered into a drawing to win one of four Fitbits.

Special Events
Location: 
Maucker Union
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enter Your Email: 
Name: 
Matthew Hickok
Phone: 
(319) 415-4215
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          Clothing Donation Drive        

The Office of Sustainability is sponsoring a clothing donation drive. Bring your unwanted clothing and other unbroken household items to Maucker Union between Chats and Essentials. Participants will not only be doing a great service to the community but will also be entered into a drawing to win one of four Fitbits.

Special Events
Location: 
Maucker Union
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 -
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Enter Your Email: 
Name: 
Matthew Hickok
Phone: 
(319) 415-4215
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          Plastic Bag Exchange        

The Office of Sustainability is hosting an opportunity to go green. Bring in at least five plastic bags to exchange for a reusable UNI bag.

Special Events
Location: 
Maucker Union (near Chats)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 -
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Enter Your Email: 
Name: 
Kelsey Ewald
Phone: 
(319) 231-4709
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          3 Reasons why Chromebooks might be a good fit for your nonprofit        
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When we speak with nonprofit organizations, we often hear about the challenges related to technological resources. So when it comes to investing in new technology, it’s important to consider three primary factors:

  • Security: Does it keep my information private and secure?
  • Compatibility: Does it work with the programs I use?
  • Price: Is it within budget?
To address these questions, Google created the Chromebook, a series of laptops built with ChromeOS. The vision behind Chromebooks is simple — to create a safe, accessible, and affordable laptop. To improve user privacy and security, Chromebooks  automatically update to provide virus protection, encryption and safe browsing. For easy access and collaboration, they’re outfitted with Gmail, Google Docs, Hangouts (and nonprofits receive the full Google Apps bundle with 30GB of space per user at no charge). What’s more, they start at $169 USD & that’s for a laptop that has up to 10+ hours of battery life!
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ASUS Chromebook C201 ($169)

Case Study

Charity:water, a non-profit organization that provides clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, has a “100 percent model,” where every dollar donated goes directly to fund clean water projects. As a result, resources are limited. In order to cover operational costs like salaries and supplies, the organization relies on a few passionate and dedicated supporters. With this in mind, Charity:water transitioned to Chromebooks to improve the efficiency of its staff’s workflow. Now, employees can spend more time focusing on their goals and working towards their mission to nourish the world.

Want to learn more?

Chromebooks gives nonprofits unified access to the Google Apps suite, including:

  • Google Docs, Sheets, Slides: Allows you to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in real time. They’re automatically backed up online, and you can also open and edit Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel files.
  • Google Hangouts: Google Hangouts can be used to make phone calls, screenshare, and video chat.
  • Google Drive: Store, sync, and share documents in the cloud for secure and easy access.

As a nonprofit, you also receive discounted access to Chrome licenses, which give you management controls via the Chrome Device Management. Chrome Device Management is a unified way to manage all of your nonprofits’ users, devices, and data. For nonprofits, the Chrome management license is discounted to only $30 dollars — in comparison to $150!

Chromebooks are our vision for providing cheaper, easier to use, and more secure laptops. Installed with Google Apps out of the box, nonprofits can maximize impact, while saving both time and resources.


To see if your nonprofit is eligible to participate, review the Google for Nonprofits eligibility guidelines. Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours free access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Ad Grants, YouTube for Nonprofits and more. These tools can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your nonprofit’s story. Learn more and enroll here.

To learn more about Chromebooks for nonprofits, take a look at Google for Work’s Chromebook’s website. To take advantage of the Google Nonprofit license discount, a Google partner will reach out to you once you fill out the Contact Us form.


          Broadway Unlocked shares five lessons learned from hosting a livestream benefit        
Each year, one in six people in the U.S. will be victims of violent crimes. Two years ago, we became part of the effort to change that, when we began work with Broadway Unlocked. 

Two years ago, we met Jessica Ryan — a woman whose mission is rooted in two seemingly unique spheres: celebrating live theatre and helping survivors of interpersonal violence. Jessica founded the  Broadway Unlocked #giveback concert, a livestream, interactive benefit concert aimed at connecting the two communities and helping raise awareness and donations for the Crime Victims Treatment Center (CVTC). The CVTC, New York State’s largest and most comprehensive hospital-based victim assistance program, provides therapy and services to survivors of assault, abuse and violence. All treatments at CVTC are free.

In an effort to reach a larger audience and expand the nonprofit’s donor base, Broadway Unlocked collaborated with Google for Nonprofits to broadcast the show and spread the message globally in 2016. On February 22, Google for Nonprofits helped bring Broadway to YouTube for the second year in a row with one night of song and social responsibility through the concert. To bring the show beyond NYC, Google Fiber hosted a watch party at the Fiber space with local Kansas City theatre groups and community members. 

This was a Broadway show unlike any other. This was Broadway with a variety of star performers, including Kyle Dean Massey, Carolee Carmello, Ali Stroker, Natalie Weiss, and Collabro. This was Broadway hosted by Google Fiber. Streamed via Google Hangouts on Air. And fueled in part by fundraising through donation cards on YouTube. This was Broadway on the internet -- crowdfunded and broadcast for one night only.

How did Broadway Unlocked make their globally livestreamed and crowdfunded event a success? We’re turning the mic towards Broadway Unlocked to hear what they learned.

5 Lessons Learned from Hosting a Livestream Benefit

  1. Engaging the community is key: Using Hangouts on Air, we were able to pull off a cross-city sing-a-long! Check it out. The video wasn’t flawless, but we successfully transported Broadway beyond the Big Apple.

  2. Global events can help grow engagement and donor base: Putting on an event in different cities is no easy feat. But it's amazingly rewarding to bring like-minded people and groups together to support similar causes. Hangouts and livestream technology made reaching new communities easier to do in one event. And by engaging these communities, we’ve been able to grow a stronger community and ultimately, donor base.

  3. Interactive video adds another dimension of creativity: Using Hangouts allowed us to engage the audience on the other side of the screen, adding a new dimension unique from watching on a passive screen. Our creative team came up with Musical MadLibs, (our new favorite game!), which really shows how we were able to interact with the crowd through video chat.

  4. Google is a gamechanger for nonprofits: YouTube and Google Fiber enabled us to livestream the concert to theatre lovers and supporters in Kansas City and hundreds of people at home that night. This allowed us to increase the viewership of our benefit by 10X more than if we had only shown the concert to the folks at the Greene Space in NYC.

  5. Crowdfunding and donation cards can help you reach your goals: Through crowdfunding using donation cards on YouTube, One Today donations, live fundraising at the concert, and private donations, we raised more than ever before -- an astounding $50,000. This additional funding will hugely impact our ability to provide treatments for victims of domestic violence in tandem with the CVTC.

To see if your nonprofit is eligible to participate in the nonprofit programs, review the Google for Nonprofits eligibility guidelines. Google for Nonprofits offers organizations like yours free access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Ad Grants, YouTube for Nonprofits and more. These tools can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and tell your nonprofit’s story. Learn more and enroll here.

If you are a U.S. nonprofit looking to add donation cards to your YouTube videos, learn more here.

Nonprofits aren't endorsed by YouTube or Google


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          Dirty Horchata (Horchata & Cold Brew Coffee)        
Any drink that rests comfortably in an ombré state is 100% something I can get on board with. This is one of those recipes that makes me kick myself over the fact that it took me so long to discover. Something this simple and this delicious should have been on my radar months ago. My...

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        在保险、银行等权重股的带动下上证综指又是一个低开高走的小反弹行情,中小板走势跟上证综指相仿,也出现小幅反弹,深成指全天水平面下运行,创业板则大跌1.87%,再往下跌的话将考验六月份的最低点1711.82点低点支撑。
        今天又是一个个股惨淡的行情,保险银行板块联袂走强,带动大盘以红盘报收,西水股份冲击涨停,但是沪市个股涨跌比竟然接近于1:2,也就是说接近三分之二的个股处在调整状态,市场出现明显的二八现象。涨停的个股几乎都是受到利好消息刺激的个股,锂电池板块长园集团(2017å¹´1年估值暴增1.4倍 ,增资控股中锂新材)和鹏辉能源(中报业绩预告翻番 下半年锂电加速放量可期)涨停报收。另外消息面上,中国财团约116亿美元收购物流地产巨头普洛斯刺激物流板块尾盘走强,中储股份和湘邮科技涨停报收。中期预增板块仍有见消息涨停现象,杭州园林拟10转增10+中报预增21%~31%,一字涨停,洪汇新材 ä¸­æŠ¥é¢„增45%~55%也出现涨停,这两只预增个股都属于次新股板块,不过总体来说次新股板块却是最近跌得最惨,最让人恐惧的板块。
        从大盘,尤其是上证综指来说最近走在上升通道当中,K线阳多阴少,看上去真的很不错,但是个股能不能赚钱只有参与其中的投资者最有发言权。既然明知道赚指数不赚钱,就应该积极控制仓位,不能过于激进,千万不能追高买进,今天大涨明天大跌的悲剧不断上演,最近闪崩个股也是比比皆是,所以指数的虚假繁荣下一定要牢记风险。如果想参与个股反弹,中期预增个股值得适当关注。
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         ä»Šå¤©é™¤äº†åˆ›ä¸šæ¿æŒ‡æ•°ä¸‹è·Œï¼Œå…¶å®ƒæŒ‡æ•°éƒ½å‡ºçŽ°åå¼¹ï¼Œåœ¨é“¶è¡Œã€åˆ¸å•†æ¿å—等板块带动下上证综指绝大部分时间都在昨日收盘价上方运行,收盘涨幅0.64%,以次高点收盘,中小板和深成指也出现小幅反弹。总体来说今天又是一个二八行情,小盘股题材股表现不佳。
       ä»Šå¤©æ°´æ³¥ã€ç¨€åœŸæ°¸ç£ã€è¥¿è—é“è·¯ä»¥åŠä¸­æŠ¥é¢„增板块整体走强。 近日外媒报道了《中国开始修建第二条通往西藏的铁路》,称中国第2 条通向西藏的铁路正在建设之中,整个工程可能需要近10 年时间才能完工。今日,西藏板块持续走强,西藏天路和高争民爆收出两连板,由于铁路是由四川通往西藏,所以与此相关的其它个股也出现大幅反弹,四川路桥和正平股份涨停。中报业绩预增概念股继续走强,瀛通通讯一字板,电科院、渝开发、青山纸业、英力特等股涨停报收。另外,深圳华大基因股份有限公司于2017å¹´7月14日起在深圳证券交易所创业板上市交易,美国有望批准首个癌症基因疗法,基因测序板块整体走强,荣之联、中源协和涨停报收。
        不过,个股杀跌的现象仍然不容小觑,今天共有蓝丰生化、正虹科技、东方网络、三维丝、诚迈科技、金银河、朗科智能等股跌停报收,这里面大部分个股都是复牌补跌品种或者受到利空消息打击。不过,次新股板块整体走软,除了跌停的诚迈科技和金银河,还有弘信电子、大烨智能、京泉华、沃特股份、江丰电子、三孚股份等股跌幅居前。还有一些强势股会出现闪崩现象,给市场人气带来冲击,比如华北高速、雅化集团、方大炭素等股。这就要求我们不能贪心,逢高坚决派发。
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        又是一个盘中一度低开低走,先抑后扬的行情,今天上证综指反弹积极,收盘涨0.17%,收于3217.96点,再创近期反弹新高,除了创业板指数,其它指数均出现微涨,不过代表小盘股题材股的黄线高高在上,说明题材股走势相对较强。从K线图上看上证综指前天一根阳线收在3200点上方,似有小平台突破的感觉,只是阳线实体太小,昨天和今天的成交量虽然出现明显放大,但是这跟一波中级反弹所需要的量能还相差甚远。
        连续两个交易日领涨的保险板块今天终于出现调整,不过券商板块整体走势强于大盘,尾盘在山西证券冲击涨停带动下券商板块出现脉冲行情。不过以稀土永磁为首的资源股和中报预增(或者高送转,中报预期高送转)板块是今天的两大热点,分别有多只个股涨停报收,值得一提的是很多个股都是上市时间不长的次新股,也就是说很多个股都属于次新股+范畴,连收三个一字板的汇纳科技也是次新股。
        稀土永磁板块五矿稀土、盛和资源、广晟有色、北方稀土、正海磁材涨停报收,还有厦门钨业、翔鹭钨业、白银有色、寒锐钴业、华钰矿业等股涨停报收。总体来说资源股是伴随着一轮又一轮的提价潮逐渐掀起来的反弹行情,这个反弹行情有望继续,可多加关注。中报题材股继续走强,安车检测、江龙快艇、平治信息(已经公布高送转信息)、皮阿诺、中旗股份、国泰集团等股涨停报收。锂电池板块晶瑞股份、金银河、雅化集团、易成新能等股涨停。另外,参股金融板块也出现整体走强,兰生股份、华信国际、美尔雅涨停。还有一只个股,在其确认见顶之前,其每天的走势都值得一提,华北高速今天又以涨停报收,已经连续收出N个涨停,这个周末我们会看到该股停牌自查的消息吗?
        上证综指在3200点一带还会继续整固,最近一段时间的盘面给我们最强烈的感觉是跌不下去,既然跌不下去,那就放心大胆做个股嘛。如果大盘出现大幅反弹,连续反弹,那么快速冲刺之后行情很容易见顶回落。这种压着大盘做个股的机会我们务必要认真对待,好好把握。
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          ä¸ªè‚¡å°†å‡ºçŽ°ä¸€æ³¢ç‚’作高潮!【原创】        
        早盘两市小幅低开后围绕昨日收盘价窄幅震荡整理,但是临近收盘时突然出现跳水,不过午后又杀一波后快速走高,最终竟然以红盘报收。突然杀跌,打压股指是谁干的?难道不是预谋的行为吗?不属于操纵市场的行为吗?这不是我们应该管的事情,也管不了,交给监管层吧。我们只能从技术层面分析一下,试图从这个V型反转行情分析一下“市场主力”意欲何为,我们只能说这是一次成功的洗盘行为,很可能是有预谋的,另外,从技术层面看上有压力下有支撑。
         æ˜¨å¤©å¤§æ¶¨çš„保险板块继续走强,整体走势强于大盘,大盘跳水的时候也表现得非常抗跌,昨天冲击涨停的西水股份今天再度大涨6%。总体的感觉是最近资源类个股表现活跃,各个行业提价利好消息不断。动力煤现货价格上涨明显,5500大卡现货价格为600元/吨,同比上涨了30元/吨。此前神华和中煤都已暂停现货动力煤销售。 é™•è¥¿ç…¤ä¸šè‚¡ä»½æœ‰é™å…¬å¸ 2017 年上半年业绩预增公告:经公司财务部门初步测算,预计 2017 年上半年经营业绩与上年同期相比,将实现大幅增长,实现归属于上市公司股东的净利润为 540,000 万元到 570,000万元。50几亿元的净利润,几倍的市盈率,还是很具吸引力的。不过今天该股并没有出现涨停,冲击涨停后大幅回落,收盘涨了6%。另外,今日钨精矿价格集体上调,黑钨精矿、白钨精矿价格每吨涨1000元-1500元不等,本周以来钨制品价格持续上涨。百川资讯数据显示,2017年至今钨精矿、仲钨酸铵价格累计涨幅为12%-15%不等,相比去年同期涨幅近30%。相关个股洛阳钼业、西部资源、广晟有色等股涨停报收。
        业绩预增概念股继续走强,开立医疗收出四连板,这也创出近期涨停连板纪录,最近两周根本看不到两个以上连板的股票,而且两连板之后那些个股连收阴线,市场赚钱效应严重匮乏。不过,问题来了,四连板的开立医疗,还有复牌前后连续涨停,已经出现7连板的华北高速会不会遭到逮捕呢?2017å¹´07月06日 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停还有中报预增的安车检测、江龙船艇、浙江仙通、弘信电子,控股股东提议可分配利润30%实施现金分红的坤彩科技今天也出现涨停。值得一提的是这些个股大多是最近几个月上市的次新股,但是它们炒的不是纯粹的次新股题材,而是中报预增题材。只是不论是炒作什么题材,次新股表现得更加活跃而已。比如无人零售店概念也是如此,汇纳科技和科蓝软件都属于次新股,不过比较尴尬的是科蓝软件刚上市就出现亏损,百度无人驾驶概念路畅科技也是次新股,该股也实现两连板,而且今天一字涨停。2017å¹´07月06日 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停另外,锂电池板块持续活跃,华自科技和西部资源涨停报收,亿纬锂能差点涨停,短线绝对涨幅很大,还有石大胜华、国光电器、江特电机、金银河、雅化集团、威华股份、当升科技涨幅居前,有部分个股走出很不错的上升通道。说到这里想到石墨烯的龙头之一方大炭素,该股最近加速上扬,创历史新高的光荣使命即将完成。另外,以军工为首的国资改革概念股今天也出现异动,洛阳玻璃和长春一东涨停。
       è¿˜æ˜¯é‚£å¥è¯ï¼Œä¸è¦è¿‡åˆ†å…³æ³¨å¤§ç›˜æ¯å¤©çš„涨跌,上证综指在3200点一带会整固多久谁知道呢?应该多关照个股,我预感到个股将有一个炒作小高潮,赚钱效应是会扩散的,连续涨停也是会传染的。所以关键是个股的把握,选股和选时至关重要。我们参与的是当前最热板块中报预增板块,今天继续买进该板块的龙头开立医疗。
         ä¸ªè‚¡å°†å‡ºçŽ°ä¸€æ³¢ç‚’作高潮!【原创】 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停
          æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
        

          ä¼šå‡ºçŽ°ä¸­çº§åå¼¹è¡Œæƒ…吗?【原创】        
        今天前一个小时大盘走势并不好,低开后有一个下探过程,沪深两市大盘在昨天的最低点附近止跌,然后震荡走高,午后多方完全掌握局面,两市均以最高点收盘,而且创出近期反弹新高。
        尽管连没开板的新股在内两市涨停个股仅有35家,但是个股炒作明显升温,次新股、有色、保险、造纸、无人零售店等板块表现出色。石墨烯、昨天兴起的无人零售店题材今天继续发酵,远望谷和新开普收出两连板,远望谷主营RFID技术及系统解决方案的开发、RFID系列产品的生产和销售,而无人店基于RFID技术,所以这个题材的炒作远望谷是零头羊。汇纳科技今天出现一字板,还有神思电子、科蓝软件、民德电子涨停报收。石墨烯板块最近表现活跃,持续走强,今天更是借势发挥,永东股份、宝泰隆、百川股份和碳元科技涨停报收。
        次新股板块整体走强,智能智控、浙商证券、科锐国际、寒锐钴业、开立医疗(中报预增,三连板),还有中孚信息、金牌橱柜、艾迪精密、三利谱、恒为科技等一大批个股涨幅居前,如果从板块效应和赚钱效应来说次新股板块应该是今天最大的热点板块。受百度无人驾驶平台Apollo将向开发者正式开放曝光的消息影响,今天该板块出现异动,路畅科技和万安科技涨停报收。
         ä¸Šè¯ç»¼æŒ‡æ”¶ç›˜ç«™ä¸Š3200点整数关,实现小平台的向上突破,这根阳线将4月19日的跳空缺口完全封闭,而4月17日的跳空缺口为3229.95点~3238.90点,弥补缺口之后的阻力位在3300点整数关和前期高点3295.19点,事实上3300点一带是一个双重顶,去年11月29日上证综指创下3301.21点的最高价后出现较大幅度回调,所以说3300点一带是非常强的阻力位,不可能一蹶而就。今天上证综指站上3200点,是有可能形成中级反弹行情的,但是能否形成中级反弹行情要看量能能的配合,量能上不去一切都是空谈。
          æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
        

          ä¸­æŠ¥æ¦‚念股值得关注【原创】        
        今天的大盘走势跟上周五有些相似,都是先抑后扬,都是微涨,都是次高点收盘,所不同的是上周五低开幅度较大。从K线图上看上周两阳夹一阴,尽管绝对涨幅非常有限,但是多头明显占据优势,两市大盘在五日线上方连收三根阳线,形成一个小平台整理格局,上证综指连续几个交易日收在半年线上方,目前面临3200点整数关的压制,而深成指呢,也是已经连续几个交易日收在年线上方,也就是说两市大盘都已经站上所有均线系统,只是还没有形成多头排列。当然啦,中小板指数其实也已经站上所有均线,整体走势比深成指更强势一些,只有创业板最弱,不过今天该指数领涨,涨幅接近1%,终于站在六十日均线上方。
        个股来说,以保险、家电、酿酒等个股为首的二线蓝筹股白马股今天以调整为主,中报预期、次新股、养殖畜牧业、钢铁、煤炭、新能源锂电池、雄安新区、新疆本地股等板块有所表现。中报概念股当中开立医疗中报预增110%~128%,受消息刺激大幅高开很快封住涨停,将于7月13日披露中报的天马科技收出两连板,不过之前有过两连板的个股,比如中科电气、碳元科技、江山化工等股两个涨停之后的表现并不咋地,也就是说最近上涨持续性很差。还有恒通科技(7.18日中报)和弘信电子(中报预增三倍)涨停报收。
        钢铁板块马钢股份和八一钢铁涨停报收,整个钢铁板块整体走强。以养鸡为主业的养殖业益生股份和民和股份涨停报收,这两只个股一个月前都曾有所表现,有个放量过程。新能源汽车锂电池板块科泰电源、创新股份涨停报收。最近一段时间在西部建设带动下,北新路桥和天山股份也出现较好的反弹行情,今天几只个股再度整体走强,不过是由天山股份带动的,该股今天涨停报收。
        大盘是不用担心的,关键是个股的选择,节奏的把握。建议对于刚刚兴起的中报概念股多加关注,中报披露是需要一个过程的,个股行情值得期待。另外,对于次新股、超跌股也值得适当关注。

         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

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       ä»Šå¤©ä¸¤å¸‚双双低开,上证综指最低探至3171.57点,十一点钟过后开始逐渐走强,最终两市均以次高点收盘,出现小幅反弹。这样一来本周以及六月份都以阳线报收,从大盘来说走势还是不错的,但是个股怎么样呢?你手上的股票涨了多少?只有自己最清楚。
        次新股出现反弹迹象,我乐家居出现两连板,还有易德龙和华凯创意涨停报收。不过,总体来说个股还是呈现出上蹿下跳,不按常理出牌的套路,比如同样属于次新股板块的三利谱最大涨幅八个点,但是收盘却跌了三个点,追高者最起码暂时被套。除了次新股稍有表现,锂电池整体走势强于大盘,但是其它板块几乎没有板块热点可言,雄安新区、粤港澳大湾区、航天军工等板块跌幅居前。
        消息面上,盐酸金霉素报价由500元每公斤,涨至50000元每公斤,涨幅达到令人惊叹的100倍!折合每吨价格高达5000万元。央视报道称,造成盐酸金霉素等原料药品种暴涨的主要原因在于,相关原料药品生产企业数量仅有一两家,生产商很容易形成市场垄断,继而拥有绝对定价权。不过相关个股金河生物也仅仅是在收盘前才扭扭捏捏地封住涨停。
        今天自然涨停个股少之又少,总体感觉是只见大盘涨,不见个股涨,所以参与个股炒作切记不可激进,不可追高,只能逢低参与,而且注意控制仓位。
        æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          ç‚’作热情已经降到冰点【原创】        
        今天两市低开后曾经有过挣扎,上证综指甚至一度翻红,但是午后一路缓慢下跌,除了羸弱不堪的创业板指数以外其它指数都收在五日线上方,上证综指今天收在半年线上方,所以从技术上来说暂时可以理解为强势调整。
        大盘一整天萎靡不振,但是绝对跌幅并不大,重要的是个股炒作热情降到了冰点!自然涨停的个股几乎消失!本来早盘还有几只个股涨停,但是都被打开了,特力A的涨停带动妖股板块走强,煌上煌、泸天化等股一度大涨,不过特力A抛压很重,尾盘勉强封住涨停,可以预见明天很难再出现强势反弹行情。西部建设走势倒是稳扎稳打,高位强势整理后最终涨停报收,带动新疆本地股北新路桥和天山股份大幅反弹。尾盘永东股份竟然出现强势拉升,意外涨停收盘,也许是有消息刺激吧,该股最近刚刚除权,但是这种偷袭方式怎么可能带动高送转板块走强呢,它只能代表它自己。
        总体来说银行股出现整体走强,但是午后银行股再度拉升时大盘却走出相反的走势,说明市场对银行股的上涨不买账。钢铁和有色板块盘中也曾出现异动,八一钢铁、马钢股份和南钢股份等股连续收出中阳线,锡业股份也出现逼空上涨行情。昨天科锐国际涨停报收,但是今天的走势大家也看到了,直接大幅低开,然后跌停报收!再看看短线强势板块石墨烯板块吧,连续两板的中科电气和碳元科技今天几乎没有翻红的机会。个股炒作的持续性可见一斑!而且今天很多次新股和高送转个股出现大幅杀跌,个股风险凸显。
        昨天和今天,港股的走势也让人揪心。昨天很多仙股(价格很低的垃圾股)出现闪崩,中国集成控股、汉华专业服务收盘跌幅超过90%。据说港交所提议僵尸股退市,港交所前天提交了一个提案,为了激活香港小企业创新,要强制低于1元且平时交投不活跃的僵尸股的退市;同时限制借壳上市,鼓励新股上市。澎湃新闻了解到,这批闪崩的仙股背后,隐约闪现着一家名为隆成金融的公司。此次闪崩仙股中跌幅排名前两位的个股——中国集成控股和汉华专业服务,有一家名为贝格隆的证券公司分别持有9.73%和10.39%的股份。而贝格隆证券公司,属隆成金融旗下企业。据此,有市场人士指出,不排除这次的闪崩潮是与隆成系有关。据统计,中国集成被卖31亿股,这是仙股暴跌源头。今天细价股再度暴跌,中国投融资(0.067, -0.06, -45.97%)跌45.97%,报0.067元;隽泰控股跌49.1%,报0.085元;中国钱包(0.114, -0.08, -41.54%)跌41.54%,报0.114元。汇隆控股(0.019, -0.01, -40.63%)跌40.62%,报0.019元;汉化专业服务跌34.38%,报0.042元。不管是什么原因导致暴跌的,但是暴跌已经形成事实,对投资者肯定会形成一定影响,所以非常希望港股能够尽快稳定下来,更希望A股的人气能够尽快恢复。
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        上周五大盘探底回升,收出一根带有较长下影线的光头阳线,昨天再度收出中大阳线,今天两市先抑后扬,上证综指小幅反弹,再创近期反弹新高,在接近3200点这个整数关口能够走得这么顽强实属不易,深成指稍弱,今天的行情可以理解为强势整理。
        今天钛白粉、煤炭有色等板块整体走强,但是炒作力度一般,煤炭板块在安源煤业涨停带动下出现异动,不过仅有安源煤业一只个股涨停报收。刚刚摘帽的江山化工收出两连板,该股的强势表现带动相关个股走强,还有盈方微、宏创控股、百花村涨停报收。高送转板块也有异动,真视通早盘牢牢封住涨停,但是由于该股号召力严重缺乏,所以整个板块只是小小异动一下便回归平静,下午又有全筑股份和北纬通信涨停报收,对高送转板块的理解是最近鲜有表现,以回落为主,跟次新股、雄安新区概念股一样走势越来越颓废,尽管最近一段时间大盘以反弹为主,但是曾经的热门板块最近基本上处于回落状态,很久没有出现过大面积的整体走强现象。事实上自从监管层试图树立蓝筹理念,公开表示将对封板行为坚决监管以来个股活跃度明显降低。正是在这种背景下格力电器、海信科龙等电器类个股,酿酒制药类个股,还有其它市盈率明显偏低的个股不知不觉当中走出非常完美的上升通道,这一点必须引起重视,也就是对二线蓝筹股的走强必须引起足够的重视。
        从大盘来说,上证综指再创近期反弹新高,短线震荡上行是大概率事件,不过个股的选择非常重要,除了少部分强势题材股的炒作,对于二线蓝筹股可逢低吸纳,中线持有。
        æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          é¡ºåŠ¿è€Œä¸ºï¼Œèµ„金合理分配【原创】        
        今天大盘先冲高再跳水,然后走出V型反转行情,几大指数均以最高点收盘,因为昨天大盘跳得稀里哗啦,今天走势又是反反复复,心态不好的投资者真受不了这种行情。今天早盘的行情是由白马股绩优股带动的,尾盘的行情也是由这类股票带起来的,真可谓是成也绩优败也绩优。
        个股来说,受不断涨价的利好刺激今天石墨烯板块出现整体走强,碳元科技和中科电气涨停报收,还有德尔未来、方大炭素杭电股份等股涨幅居前,钛白粉板块也出现整体走强,不过没有个股涨停,家电板块也有不错表现,海信科龙涨停,三花智控、美的集团、飞科电器、格力电器也出现大幅反弹行情,不只是今天走势不错,更重要的它们走在上升通道当中,K线走势非常迷人,新能源锂电池相关个股也有喜人表现,当升科技、银河磁体、天齐锂业、迪森股份等股涨幅居前。万科A从昨天开始发威,继昨日大涨之后今天竟以涨停报收,这样一来深圳地铁账面便出现浮盈。资本运作方面的学问很深,水很深,套路很多,不是我们所能研究的。今天另外一只房地产个股京能置业也以涨停报收,该股具有中央政务区概念。
        总体来说,大盘虽然出现反弹,但是个股交投清淡,没有明确的热点板块。也许这种个股行情是监管层愿意看到的,不管你愿意不愿意,要想继续在这个市场生存,就必须尊重这个市场,就必须顺势而为,而不能对着干。存在的就是合理的,白马股绩优股走强是有道理的,必须以中线投资眼光视之并且有所行动,可以用部分资金逢低介入绩优股,中线持有,然后部分资金做短线,也就是说资金合理分配。

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          è¶…跌股的反弹需要理由吗?【原创】        
        A股纳入MSCI,大盘出现意料之中的高开,然后又出现意料之中的高开低走行情,然后保险等权重股带动大盘走强,看到中国平安强拉大盘的场面我在房间直接了当地说,“等着吧,大盘要跳水!”,事实上之后大盘快速冲高之后长时间进入调整状态。最后一个小时又是平安等保险股以及酿酒家电等二线蓝筹带动大盘走强,两市大盘均以最高点收盘,上证综指再度逼近六十日均线。
       ä»Šå¤©æ˜¥å…°è‚¡ä»½æ¶¨åœï¼Œæµ·ä¿¡ç§‘龙冲击涨停,海康威视、上海机场等传统意义上的二线蓝筹股处在涨幅榜前列,张裕A、山西汾酒、五粮液等酿酒类个股大幅反弹,A股纳入MSCI尤其对二线蓝筹股构成利好,二线蓝筹股也许是今后一个时期的投资方向,相关个股可做中长线跟踪关注。
        题材股方面,次新股又出现个股涨停,科森科技以涨停的方式创出历史新高,保隆科技出现两连板,这是自然涨停个股当中唯一的两连板。上海国资改革概念股海立股份和华鑫股份涨停报收,当然它们也属于超跌范畴。从昨天开始雄安新区概念股开始出现活跃迹象,昨天博深工具和汉钟精机涨停报收,今天青龙管业涨停,博深工具、沧州大化、恒通科技、太空板业等股涨幅居前,炒的同样是超跌概念,雄安新区建设是千年大计,很多上市公司会受益于该新区的建设,我们应该把眼光放远一点,以中线投资心态对待。雄安股前段时间走那么强,不可能就这么结束了,超跌之后机会也就来了,超跌股的反弹需要理由吗?不需要,超跌就是上涨的最好理由,不需要借助其它利好消息刺激。   
        另外,消息面上,XZX于6月20日下午主持召开中央军民融合发展委员会第一次全体会议并发表重要讲话。强调要把军民融合发展上升为国家战略,加快形成全要素、多领域、高效益的军民融合深度发展格局,逐步构建军民一体化的国家战略体系和能力。受此消息刺激红宇新材一字涨停,神剑股份大幅高开快速涨停。
        总体来说今天个股呈现二八现象,虽然大盘反弹但是个股跌多涨少,连新股在内两市涨停个股不足三十家,缺少游资的市场以后不知道会如何发展,不便多加评论。不管怎么说,大盘还是反弹了,深成指已经牢牢站稳六十日均线,离年线也仅有不足1%的距离,而中小板已经逼近前高,这些都对落后的上证综指和创业板起到好的带动作用,相信上证综指还会被动走高,中小板都要创新高了,深成指升势如虹,上证综指还好意思待在六十日线和半年线下方吗?   
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        借助隔夜美股大涨消息刺激今天沪深两市出现高开,但是表现为高开低走或者冲高回落,由于保险券商等股表现不佳,上证综指小幅高开后很快回落到昨日收盘价下方,今天出现小幅回调。深市三大股指均走出冲高回落行情,收在开盘价附近。
        消息面上,有消息称,特斯拉最快将于本周与上海市签订协议,将在临港开发区建造工厂。依据现行的规定,特斯拉需要与至少一家本土合作伙伴共同设立合资公司,目前尚不清楚哪家公司将成为特斯拉的合作伙伴。受此消息影响相关个股走强,天汽模、宜安科技快速涨停,带动横店东磁、保隆科技、动力源、西部资源等股涨停报收。我认为评价一个板块强不强,很简单的方法就是看该板块有几只个股涨停,领头羊能连续收出几个涨停,所以盯着领头羊就OK了。另外,中午出现消息,河北最新交通规划图曝光 开工建设,多条至雄安高铁。其实,关于雄安地区修建高铁的消息之前已经出现过,当时博深工具曾经出现过两波连续涨停行情,之后股价出现较大幅度回落,今天午后博深工具再度快速涨停,带动雄安新区概念股出现异动,汉钟精机也以涨停报收,银龙股份和创业环保一度涨停。说到这一点,我在昨天的日志当中刚刚提到过雄安概念股,“不论某只个股属于哪个板块,我只能说凡是超跌品种参与价值相对更大,参与风险相对更小一些。比如最近几个交易日我们连续参与的西部建设四天三板,为曾经的超强势,现在的超跌股树立了榜样,其模范带头作用还会在其它原超强势股当中不断发扬光大。也就是说我们应该积极寻找下一个西部建设,比如曾经强势逼人的雄安新区概念股就很可能走出超跌反弹行情。”
        即使没有消息刺激,我认为雄安概念股当中的强势品种也会有所表现(不需要利好刺激,超跌便是最好的上涨理由),比如地热能概念的龙头汉钟精机也曾经出现过两波强势反弹行情,然后股价大幅回落,该股昨天早盘便出现异动,昨天最大涨幅超过6%,昨天收出一根阴线,今天以涨停的方式实现阳包阴,反弹行情正式开启。不过,必须提醒大家,反弹行情再强也是反弹行情,哪怕是出现两三个反弹也不能过度看好,因为不是反转行情,反转行情是要创新高的,比如六月份以来珠海港便走出反转行情,不但创出近期反弹新高,而且走势非常坚挺,看来是不创历史新高不罢休,但是反弹行情则不然,游资拉升股价不是为了让散户解套或者赚钱出局,而是为了出清自己的余货。
        另外,今天次新股也有所表现,六月份有过表现的元成股份出现涨停。今天又见开板后涨停报收的个股,中马传动和吉化集团涨停报收,不过吉化集团才收出两个一字板就开板,从一个侧面看出市场对该股的态度,存在的就是合理的,它就是四五十倍市盈率的命,从整个次新股板块来说五十倍市盈率不高,但是对于盘子较大的传统行业来说,还是不要异想天开吧,中签后能赚个万把块钱也不错了尾盘深赤湾突然出现直线拉升并封住涨停,带动粤港澳大湾区概念股走强,还有深天地A也以涨停报收。
        其它消息,明天A股又要面对能否加入MSCI 的考验,对于这个事情,我觉得这次成功加入的概率较大,不过即使再度被拒大盘也不会怎么跌的,放心吧。如果成功加入A股必然是高开低走,所以必须顺势而为,可以考虑卖出股票做差价。还有,遭到停牌核查的煌上煌今天复牌,低开高走走出逼空小阳线,明天是最后一个逃命机会,假如明天强势涨停,后天坚决出货,千万不要犹豫。现在三个涨停几乎就是极限。这样一来,复牌后连收三板的多喜爱就要小心了,明天如果继续走强肯定是骗人的,千万不要追高,不可能再以涨停收盘的。
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        今天两市次高点收盘,收一根中阳线,上证综指收于3146.77点,再度逼近3150点,深成指涨幅为0.7%,跟上证综指涨幅相当,深成指这根光头阳线终于将六十日和半年线踩在脚下!中小创涨幅偏小,说明小盘股题材股走势被动,如果知道今天上证50今日涨幅达到1%,中国平安涨幅接近4%,也就不会为小盘股走势被动感到奇怪了。
         çŽ‹è€…荣耀概念股继续走强,恒大高新早盘强势封停,带动相关个股集体走强,还有盛天网络、邦讯技术、三维通信、云图控股、雷柏科技、汉鼎宇佑等股涨停报收,这是个股弱势状态当中走势最强的一个板块。航天军工(军民融合)板块也出现集体走强,四川九州、通达股份、中原特钢等股涨停报收,该板块我们只看四川九州一只股票足矣,另两只个股都是尾盘涨停的,跟风炒作居多。
         æ›¾ç»çš„热门板块雄安新区概念股,还有高送转和次新股今天鲜有表现。上周五早盘涨停的创业环保今天低开,全天走势萎靡不振,原来那种势如破竹的气势和一呼百应的板块联动效应完全消失。。恒基达鑫和名雕股份算是属于高送转板块,但是个别个股的涨停不能掩盖整个板块的弱势,开盘不久英维克便奔向跌停,这对高送转板块形成极大打击,今天北京科锐、英维克、路通视信、康普顿、等股处于跌幅榜前列,次新股也不乐观,上周五开板的元隆雅图差点跌停收盘。没有这三大板块参与的反弹总感觉不踏实,不靠谱,像恒大高新带动的游戏概念股预计本周见顶后很难再创新高,追高买入被套风险很大,所以只建议观望。
        不论某只个股属于哪个板块,我只能说凡是超跌品种参与价值相对更大,参与风险相对更小一些。比如最近几个交易日我们连续参与的西部建设四天三板,为曾经的超强势,现在的超跌股树立了榜样,该股不但带动天山股份和北新路桥走强,而且今天还带动八一钢铁涨停报收,其模范带头作用还会在其它原超强势股当中不断发扬光大。也就是说我们应该积极寻找下一个西部建设,比如曾经强势逼人的雄安新区概念股就很可能走出超跌反弹行情。
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          ä¸‹å‘¨ç»§ç»­å…³æ³¨è¶…跌品种【原创】        
        今天两市大盘在昨日收盘价下方窄幅震荡整理,出现小幅回调 ,收一根阴十字星。昨天刚讲过3100点上方具有很强的支撑力度,已经连续7个交易日收在3130点上方,没想到今天便收在这个位置下方,深成指也跌破六十日线。
        虽然大盘跌幅有限,但是由于今天是周五,周末消息面好坏难测,尤其是IPO的发行数量更是投资者关心的重点,数量多几个或者少几个对市场的压力是有限的,主要是心理层面的压力,但是从数量多少可以看出管理层的态度,目前情况下如果数量保持在5只以下便可视为“利好”,如果高于7只便被视为利空。
        雄安新区概念股本周几乎都没什么行情,甚至相关个股看不到一只涨停的,今天老龙头创业环保终于涨停了,不过并没有给整个板块带来明显的活力,就连联动性最好的冀东装备收盘涨幅仅有1.5%。该板块还有新天科技和京投发展涨停报收,不过一个是有消息刺激,一个是停牌两周今天刚复牌的。还有一个早盘涨停的红墙股份,但是该股的上涨很可能炒的是高送转题材,因为昨天涨停的中装建设今天早盘大幅高开后快速封住涨停,作为一个除权后曾经出现过连续涨停的强势股,以涨停的方式反弹一下实属正常。消息面上,《王者荣耀》成为全球手游收入榜冠军。受此消息刺激恒大高新和游久游戏早盘涨停开盘,涨停报收。我们看到多喜爱今天复牌后出现一字涨停,该股停牌前连收无数根阴线,5月5日最高价64.8元,停牌前一天跌停收盘,股价为27.33,属于典型的超跌,如果当时不停牌的话控股股东持股很可能遭到平仓,解除平仓危险的多喜爱复牌后终于出现涨停。看来主动停牌也是维持股价的一个好办法,既保护了自己也保护了投资者。
        我判断今晚我们不会等来利空消息,我判断下周将要核发的新股应该在6只左右,这个数字谈不上利好,但是也不算利空,最起码比上周少两个,算上小利好吧。如果假设成立,下周大盘重拾升势,继续反弹的概率大增。从个股来说应该继续积极关注各种超跌品种,不管是次新股,高送转,还是雄安概念,还是各种超跌股都有望走出强劲的反弹行情。
        æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
        
        

          ä¸Šè¯ç»¼æŒ‡è¿˜ä¼šè¢«åŠ¨åå¼¹ã€åŽŸåˆ›ã€‘        
       ä¸Šè¯ç»¼æŒ‡å…¨å¤©å›´ç»•æ˜¨æ—¥æ”¶ç›˜ä»·éœ‡è¡æ•´ç†ï¼Œå¾®æ¶¨æŠ¥æ”¶ï¼Œ 上证50的调整掩盖不了大多数个股的上涨,对于大多数个股来说今天是一个非常好的反弹行情,深市三大股指出现不同程度反弹,深成指涨幅跟昨天的跌幅相当,再度收在六十日均线上方。昨天的日志当中写道,“创业板表现倒是比较抗跌,既然跌时抗跌,很有可能会有可能领涨,所以短线创业板的走势值得重点关注,最近什么股票最吃香?超跌股吧?......”今天创业板涨幅达到1.43%,果然起到领涨作用。
        今天的个股行情也是紧紧围绕“超跌”这个关键词,不论是高送转、次新股还是其它其它涨停品种,基本上都可以归纳为超跌范畴。今天共有中装建设、音飞储存、浩丰科技、新易盛、易事特、创意信息、天能重工、东方通、永艺股份、高伟达、金科娱乐、优德精密、明家联合、新通联等股涨停报收,昨天除权的中装建设今天低开后强势走高快速封停,奠定了高送转板块集体走强的基调,短线即将除权的路通视信、和胜股份、麦捷科技、暴风集团等股都出现大幅反弹。次新股当中,白银有色、万里马、钧达股份、三维股份、汇纳科技、上海亚虹、寿仙谷、超讯通信、弘信电子、重庆建工等股涨停报收,这里面除个别刚刚开板的次新股之外,绝大部分都是超跌的老次新股。尾盘西部建设强势封住涨停,带动天山股份和北新路桥暴力涨停,三只个股均为一带一路概念股,均为新疆地域股,均为前期超强势股,但是最近出现超跌。
           ä»Šå¤©å…±æœ‰50只个股涨停报收,其中新能源汽车板块龙头科泰电源三连板,尽管如此,该股从32元跌下来,最低跌到10.85元,三连板后也不过15元,也只是冰山一角而已。虽然特力A和煌上煌今天停牌核查,但是我认为三连板的科泰电源暂时应该不会被逮捕,毕竟特力A和煌上煌被称为前期妖股,被贴上了“坏孩子”的标签。停牌核查相当于体育比赛当中的暂停,往往会改变股票原有的运行趋势,不管好孩子坏孩子,三个涨停有可能被停牌核查,如果三个跌停也被停牌核查就好了上证综指还会被动反弹【原创】 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停。
        最后再说一下大盘,上证综指自6月7日站上3130点之后已经连续七个交易日收在该点位上方,我认为3100点上方的支撑力度还是很强的,即使出现回调也很难深跌,所以基本上不必担心大盘回调的问题。既然如此,理论上来说每一次回调都是买入时机,而不是恐慌割肉的机会。深成指今天站上六十日线,短线稍微往上发力便可站上半年线,我的观点比较乐观,认为本周最后一个交易日,明天深成指会再接再厉继续反弹,把半年线踩在脚下。深成指的走势会为上证综指起到带动作用,届时且看上证综指能否站上六十日线和半年线的重要压力位,如果届时大盘出现滞涨便是短线派发时机。
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          è¶…跌超跌!【原创】        
         ä»Šå¤©æ²ªæ·±ä¸¤å¸‚大盘低开低走,上证综指跌幅为0.73%,收于3130.67点,深成指、中小板跟上证综指跌幅相当,昨天深成指勉强收于六十日线上方,今天该线再度失守,创业板表现倒是比较抗跌,既然跌时抗跌,很有可能会有可能领涨,所以短线创业板的走势值得重点关注,最近什么股票最吃香?超跌股吧?创业板属于集体超跌,是跌幅最大的指数,该指数于2015å¹´6月5日,也就是股灾前创出4037.96点新高,今天收在1800点下方,也就是说指数遭到腰斩,自然属于超跌范畴。

        今天雄安、次新股几乎全线哑火,只有超跌股有所表现,超跌也算是一个题材,超跌是上涨最好的理由。曾经的妖股跌幅巨大,也属于超跌股,本周开始老妖股重出江湖,特力A五天四板,煌上煌三连板,连收9根阳线,累计涨幅超过达到60%,这两只个股是老妖股的龙头。今天还有泸天化、中毅达、远大控股、三江购物、名家汇、宝色股份、柘中股份等股以涨停报收,形成一个独特的热点板块。另外,今天还有先锋电子、赛福天、福鞍股份、长白山、嘉澳环保等股涨停报收,都属于超跌范畴,实际上今天涨停的西部建设也属于超跌股,尽管几个月前曾经有过翻番表现,但是最近跌幅巨大。高送转板块炒作力度明显降低,仅有同为股份、金轮股份、三夫户外、川金诺等股涨停报收,其中金轮股份和川金诺属于中报高送转预期股。
         å¦å¤–,消息面上,石墨电极价格暴涨近1倍,2020年石墨烯市场规模达1000亿。受此消息影响,碳元科技、德尔未来、金路集团涨停报收。锦州港、大连港、营口港三家辽宁港口公司复牌涨停:辽宁政府与招商局合建辽宁港口经营平台,珠江流域港口资源整合方案预计年底出台。我的理解是,没有量的上涨(一字涨停的股票)风险相对较大,必须经过充分换手才行,预计反弹没有持续性,一日半游行情,所以不建议追涨。个股方面,我建议对超跌股和高送转板块多加关注。雄安新区概念股也变成超跌股了,尽管今天走势不佳,但是短线 也存在大幅反弹机会,只是大幅反弹便是逃命良机。    

        从大盘来说上证综指今天收在3130点和十日线上方,并无大碍。另外,今天美联储今天夜间将宣布加息事项。既然加息已成定局,利空出尽就是利好,上次加息之日美股便出现较大幅度反弹,今晚的美股走势也值得期待,实际上昨天美股已经出现反弹,道琼斯和标普都创出历史新高,令我大A股股民汗颜!不过,美股大涨的消息只能影响A股的开盘,假如今晚美股大幅反弹的话,明日A股又要出现高开低走的典型走势了。尽管如此,美股大涨的话多少还是能够增强A股投资者的持股信心的。
        任何个股,都应该以短线思维对待,不能贪心,行情不稳定,个股表现上蹿下跳,所以一定要快进快出。昨天尾盘买的特力A今天低开高走,快速冲高时我建议大家逢高果断出局,虽然很快封住涨停,但是也不后悔,养成一个好的操作习惯是最重要的。
        è¶…跌是上涨的最好理由!【原创】 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停
 
          æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
        
        
    

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         ä»Šå¤©ä¸¤å¸‚大盘低开高走,上证综指出现小幅反弹,最低探到3131.04点,收在3150点上方,可以理解为在3130点止跌。深市三大股指涨幅均超过1%,深成指顽强创出近期反弹新高,收于六十日和半年线之间,中小板走势最强,昨天的回调可以理解为突破六十日线的回调确认,今天的收盘价离年线仅有几个指数点的距离。
        个股方面,保险股终于出现调整,高送转板块卷土重来,新能源汽车锂电池板块整体走强,在锂电池板块带动下有色板块整体走势强于大盘。高送转板块一开盘便展开强攻,最近刚除权的同为股份和华锋股份十分钟之内封住涨停,带动整个板块走强,路通视讯(本周除权)、广信材料、美力科技、当升科技、奥联电子、和胜股份、新宙邦、迦南科技、北特科技、三德科技、真视通、和顺电气、星源材质、中科电气、正海磁材、亿纬锂能、雄帝科技、农尚环境等股涨停报收,其中当升科技、新宙邦、和顺电气、星源材质、中科电气、正海磁材、亿纬锂能等股带和今天的另一个强势板块新能源汽车锂电池板块重合,该板块还有科泰电源、丰元股份、雅化集团、石大胜华、道氏技术、星云股份、道氏技术等股涨停报收。
        消息面上,今年以来国内钴精矿价格累计上涨51.63%。2019年前钴产业难有大型矿山投产,在电池扩容、新能源和储能需求增加的背景下,供不应求预期将延续。小金属领涨于有色板块,寒锐钴业、华友钴业、翔鹭钨业等股涨停报收。雄安新区概念股没有特别的表现,数字认证、硅宝科技受消息刺激早盘快速涨停,路通通讯也带有雄安概念。另外,今天涨停的煌上煌、苏试试验是去年的高送转个股,煌上煌两连板。中国和叙利亚世界杯预算赛将于今晚开赛,受此消息刺激雷曼股份和双象股份涨停报收。今天两市接近60只个股涨停报收,个股炒作明显升温,这是中小散户乐于看到的行情。
       è€ƒè™‘到短线深成指站上六十日线和半年线几成定局,我认为上证综指也会奋力站上该线,短线大盘还可以继续看高一线,我继续维持本周冲高回落的判断,毕竟站上六十日线和半年线之后也有一个回调确认的过程。继续关注高送转、次新股、超跌股的表现,从中寻找短线炒作机会。
              今天一开盘便提示大家:耿封停(396016491) 09:30:48002695下探可买!该股果然不负众望,早早封住涨停,恭喜大家。
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         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

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        今天两市又出现小幅反弹,上证综指最高冲至3165.92点,离六十日线仅有几个指数点的距离,昨天表现最差的创业板今天盘中带头跳水,回调考验了五日均线支撑,今天勉强以红盘报收,也收在30日均线上方。
        雄安新区概念股一直是市场关注的重点,早盘该板块整体调整,早盘多以绿盘报收,午后逐渐走强,本来跌两个点的保变电气奋力拔高并且强势封住涨停,带动整个板块走强,森远股份也带有雄安题材,但是今天涨停的原因主要是公布送股日期。即便有利好支持,该板块整体走势一般,盾安环境、南国置业,还有今天除权的北京科锐跌幅居前。
       å›½èµ„改革概念股整体走强,长春一东、东方中科、洛阳玻璃涨停报收,洛阳玻璃收出两连板。深圳国资改革深深宝A和深特力A均出现两连板,上海国资改革概念股当中锦江投资、龙头股份和上海三毛涨停报收。重组概念股复牌股新能泰山、宁波东力,游久游戏(两连板)以及昨天复牌的国电南瑞涨停报收。高送转板块退潮明显,今天股权登记日的和晶科技再度一字涨停,短线三连板,还有今天公布送股信息的森远股份涨停报收。其它涨停个股多为超跌品种或者有利好消息影响的个股。总体来说今天个股热点比较散乱,传统的三大热点都没有突出表现。
        本周大盘出现连续反弹,深成指更是收出六连阳,从K线图上看上证综指和深成指六十日线和半年线几乎重合,现在仅有一步之遥(中小板也即将面临上档最后一条均线年线的压制),下周即将面临这两天线的双重压力,如果站上压力线,上升空间再度打开。综合分析,下周沪深两市大盘走出冲高回落行情的概率很高,我们应该做好这个思想准备,大盘反弹至压力位时应该积极逢高减仓。再从个股来说,本周表现最好的高送转板块龙头英维克四连板之后今天收出一根小阴线,换手率超过五成,下周能否继续走强对整个板块的影响很大。在涨幅榜上已经连续两个交易日看不到次新股的身影,这不是个好消息,下周次新股能否崛起值得关注。雄安新区概念股现在的情况是群龙无首,各自为战,原来的强势雄安股,被称为十强的连续收出六个涨停的个股最近几乎没什么表现,冀东装备现在只能盘中折腾,已经很难出现涨停,已经失去了原有的号召力。像保变电气这种非常抗跌,能在高位形成箱体震荡的是极少数,大部分品种最近一直处在回落状态,不论前段时间走势多强,前段时间一直走在下降通道当中,即使最近止跌了,也没有能力走出强势反弹行情。所以这个板块一方面不可能再出现齐涨齐跌,另一方面只能短炒,对出现的强势品种短炒一把立即撤退。
          æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
       

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        今天两市低开高走,上证综指3150点压力明显,盘中屡次出现冲高回落行情,尾盘保险等权重股带动大盘再度走强,上证综指收于3050.33点,距离六十日均线还有22个点的距离。今天二线蓝筹股亦或是白马股整体走强,上证50指数创出18个月新高。深成指走势稍强,低开后迅速翻红,之后一直在昨日收盘价上方运行,感觉万点上方的抛压并不重,目前已经收出五连阳,短线该指数将面临六十日均线的压制,大概还有百分之一的距离,届时很可能会出现震荡行情。中小板已经顽强站上六十日均线,今天振幅震荡,勉强以红盘报收,创业板则出现小幅调整。
         é™¤äº†ä¿é™©è‚¡ï¼Œä»Šå¤©ç™½è‰²å®¶ç”µã€é…¿é…’和制药类个股整体走强,不过走势温和,不像题材股那样动辄涨停。消息面上,粤港澳大湾区概念崛起南海  åŒºä½ä¼˜åŠ¿æ„ˆåŠ å‡¸æ˜¾æ·±åœ³å‰æµ·  æœ‰æœ›æ‰©å®¹åŠ©åŠ›ç²¤æ¸¯æ¾³å¤§æ¹¾åŒºå‘展。今天相关个股集体走强,珠海港(两连板,突破上箱体)、深深宝A、特力A、深天地A等股涨停报收。今天雄安新区概念股集体调整,不过个别品种借利好刺激继续走强,乾景园林(今天除权)、元成股份、龙泉股份、珠海控股、北京科锐(今天高送转股权登记日)等股涨停报收。另外,中国恒大正通过重组深深房A以回归A股,受此消息影响持股恒大的宝鹰股份、广田股份、建艺集团等股涨停报收。由于又有刚上市,还未打开一字板的新股被停牌核查,今天次新股整体走软。
        高送转板块继续走强,今天共有乾景园林(今天除权)、和晶科技(明天登记)、英维克(四连板,筹码出现松动)、花王股份、和胜股份、润欣科技、特发信息、美力科技(今天登记)、三德科技、多伦科技(作为一个沪市10送10转10的股票除权第二天还能涨停报收,佩服得五体投地!)、三峡新材、北京科锐等股涨停报收。看到高送转板块终于出现集体走强,每天都有好几只个股涨停报收,我真的不知道该如何表达此刻的心情。怎么说呢?迟来的行情吧,看看这些高送转个股,哪个不是超跌再超跌,已经达到跌无可跌的地步!大家看看这些高送转个股有几个股价没有被腰斩?高送转板块活跃期本来是在二三四月份,遗憾的是,那个阶段高送转被妖魔化,称“10送30”的高送转方案在全世界罕见,必须列入重点监管范围。也许,高送转的反弹行情可以理解为被矫枉过正的报复性反弹吧。不过,只要有一只个股(比如英维克)被停牌核查,整个板块将遭受迎头痛击,游资不敢拉,散户不敢跟,所以炒作高送转除了昨天的三点提醒,还要看监管层的脸色。次新股被停牌核查,谁敢说其它板块个股不会被关呢?
        总体来说最近的市场环境大为改善,可谓是暖风频吹,削减IPO,推出减持新政,以及对公司重组方面的改变,今天国务院会议推出新的降费措施 ,兑现万亿降费承诺,这对上市公司也构成利好。还有众多公司以董事长兜底等方式进行增持,积极展开自救,这些都是利好消息,我们应该珍惜目前比较好的形势,把之前的亏损尽快补回来。
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
        

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       ä»Šå¤©ä¸¤å¸‚习惯性小幅低开后很快走出强势反弹行情,之后长时间处于强势横盘整理态势,深市几大股指均以次高点收盘,其中中小板涨幅为2.22%,涨幅最大,深成指和创业板涨幅接近2%。上证综指收于3140点,今天收一根光头阳线。
        还记得前段时间我曾经说过的一条主线两条辅线吗?不论是说一条主线两条辅线还是说三条主线,只是说法不同而已,雄安、高送转、次新股的确是两个月来的主流热点。有意思的是昨天雄安新区概念股昨天没有个股涨停(清明节之后从未有过),次新股也仅有海鸥股份一根独苗,高送转也仅有屈指可数几只个股涨停报收,伴随着个股的萎靡不振,昨天两市量能也创出近期新低。昨天收盘之后一直在想,个股如此惨淡意味着什么呢?没想到今天便迎来大爆发,这三大板块集体走强,高送转板块更是有二十多只个股涨停报收。
        说高送转板块必须找到板块龙头,英维克便是龙头,该股收出三连板,今天开盘三分钟便封住涨停更对整个板块起到非常强的刺激作用,加上今天除权的两只个股多伦科技和埃斯顿也出现快速涨停,整个板块开始沸腾。今天高送转板块共有英维克、花王股份、埃斯顿、多伦科技、乾景园林、昊志机电、通合科技、音飞储存、中潜股份、同为股份、劲拓股份、中装建设、优德精密、北特科技、智光电气、和晶科技、东音股份、永和智控、奥联电子、凯中精密、南威软件、丰林集团、路通视信、新界泵业、北纬通信、美力科技、雄帝科技等二十几只个股涨停报收,这是今年上半年高送转板块最出彩的一天!次新股板块也有海鸥股份、华荣股份、新天药业、江阴银行、正海生物、透景生命、杭州园林、张家港行等股涨停,其中杭州园林带有雄安概念,江阴银行和张家港行为次新银行。雄安新区概念股共有回天新材、南国置业、乾景园林、莱茵体育、通合科技、北京科锐、渤海股份、红墙股份、美丽生态、森特股份、宝鹰股份、美丽生态、韩建河山等股涨停报收,雄安股整体走势强于大盘。
        关于高送转板块想提醒大家三点,第一点是过了这个村就没这个店,既然来了来了要及时把握,重仓出击;第二点,强势行情不可能一直延续下去,还是要以短炒为主,切记快进快出;第三点,即将除权或者刚刚除权的股票往往更容易获得资金关注,也是我们参与的重点。我在昨天的日志当中写道,“雄安概念没有个股,却有北京科锐跌停报收,该股也是最近一个月来的活跃品种,昨天公布本周即将除权的信息,股价低开高走,盘中一度涨停,今天竟然以跌停报收,令人大跌眼镜。该股昨天出利好消息竟然低开,然后低开高走,股价一度涨停,涨停打开股价大幅回落,今天又出现跌停,这两天的走势非常随意。不过,我相信这么强的股票,除权前后一定会有表现,一定会出现涨停甚至连续涨停,拭目以待。”昨天跌停,而且是雄安新区概念股里唯一跌停的股票,我敢说“我相信这么强的股票,除权前后一定会有表现,一定会出现涨停甚至连续涨停,拭目以待。”不知道大家有何感想?而看到今天涨停这个结果,不知道又有何感想?看到高送转的魅力了吧?看到双重题材股的魅力了吧?
        我是这么想的,也是这么做的,今天开盘前便告诉大家,“耿封停(396016491) 09:29:09@全体成员 002350逢低坚决买进!”另外,这几天连续推荐的红墙股份也是早早封住涨停,也是属于雄安加高送转。
        è¡Œæƒ…来了,三点提醒【原创】 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停 
        è¡Œæƒ…来了,三点提醒【原创】 - 耿封停 - 短*线*出*击---耿封停
          æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
        
        

          â€œå…œåº•â€æ˜¯æ‹…心出现系统性风险【原创】        
        今天两市低开高走,深成指今天领涨,收盘涨幅0.74%,今天奋力站上二十日线,这是4月14日回调失守二十日均线以来第一次站上该线。上证综指绝大部分时间在昨日收盘价附近窄幅震荡,尾盘多头发力,大盘出现明显拉升,上证综指收在3100点上方。从K线图上看,上证综指虽然勉强站上3100点,不过尚处在五日线和三十日线下方,如果能够一举站上,则上升空间再度打开,短线将冲击上周创出的3143.28点和3150点一带压力位。
         è™½ç„¶å¤§ç›˜åå¼¹ï¼Œä½†æ˜¯ä¸ªè‚¡èµ°åŠ¿ä¸€èˆ¬ï¼Œé›„安和次新股全部哑火,尤其值得一提的是雄安新区概念股,不论大盘涨跌,该板块自4月5日以来,两个月时间每天至少有两三只个股涨停,但是今天却没有,一只都没有,昨天涨停的创元科技早盘收盘前涨停打开红墙股份全天大幅震荡,这两只个股收盘涨了五六个点,是雄安板块走势最强的个股,老龙头冀东装备昨天午后出现脉冲行情,今天再度异动,盘中最大涨幅超过8%,高位横盘后最终选择向下走,再也不像以前那样想涨停就涨停,更别说连续涨停了。雄安概念没有个股,却有北京科锐跌停报收,该股也是最近一个月来的活跃品种,昨天公布本周即将除权的信息,股价低开高走,盘中一度涨停,今天竟然以跌停报收,令人大跌眼镜。该股昨天出利好消息竟然低开,然后低开高走,股价一度涨停,涨停打开股价大幅回落,今天又出现跌停,这两天的走势非常随意。不过,我相信这么强的股票,除权前后一定会有表现,一定会出现涨停甚至连续涨停,拭目以待。
         é«˜é€è½¬æ¿å—本周持续有所表现,英维克上周除权,除权当日快速跌停,第二天盘中再度跌停,没想到昨天和今天连收两个涨停,该股属于高送转和次新股双重题材。另外还有广信材料、华锋股份、浙江世宝涨停报收,广信材料和华锋股份这两只个股共同的特点是老次新股加最近除权加超跌。事实上,今天涨停的同洲电子、波导股份、华媒控股、丰元股份、林海股份等股都属于超跌范畴。
        兜底概念今天又有证通电子和智慧松德出现涨停,而安居宝实现两连板,兜底概念也属于超跌股,假如股价不超跌,大股东的质押股份没有受到威胁,董事长或者大股东也不会兜底的,你以后他们傻啊?能当上市公司董事长的,他们一个个比猴都精,千万不要低估他们的智商。消息面上, æ®ä»Šæ—¥ã€Šä¸Šæµ·è¯åˆ¸æŠ¥ã€‹å¤´ç‰ˆæŠ¥é“——   二级市场的连续调整,使股权质押的潜在风险再次显露。截止昨天收盘,沪深上市公司一天内就发布了71份有关股权质押的公告,其中涉及股东补充质押的有21份公告(20家上市公司)。而据中国结算最新发布的数据,截至上周末,股东质押股数占总股本比例在40%以上的A股上市公司家数已达263家。“股权质押”是指上市公司股东将持有的上市公司股权作为质押担保,从债权人处融资的行为。股权质押的三大要点是质押率、平仓线和警戒线。目前,据最新统计,在所有A股上市公司的前十大股东中,有526名主要股东所持有的387家公司的股份质押率达到100%,846名主要股东所持有的460家公司股份质押率超过90%!A股历史上所谓的兜底行为主要是在前年股灾期间,2015å¹´7月~9月出现过。现在为何又出现兜底?很简单,很多个股的股价已经创出股灾底!兜底也是一种无奈的选择,对本公司未来有信心是假的,担心股价继续下跌,然后公司出现系统性风险才是真的。也就是说很多个股不能再跌,再跌的话公司就会出现大麻烦,系统性风险迫在眉睫!
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。
         

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        受银行、保险以及石化双熊等权重股调整影响上证综指今天全天“潜水”,收于3091.66点,深市几大股指则出现反弹,其中创业板涨幅为0.88%。
        从个股来说属于二八,或者一九行情,即使是沪市,个股上涨家数也超过下跌下跌家数的三倍,上证综指严重失真,根本无法反映绝大多数个股的涨跌情况,关于这一点我们心里有数就行了。市场的热点主要还是集中在雄安、次新股和高送转三个板块,有些个股具有双重题材。红墙股份、乾景园林、浩丰科技具有雄安和高送转题材,红墙股份其实也是一只次新股。雄安新区概念股还有创元科技和宏达新材涨停报收,高送转板块还有英维克、当升科技、开润股份,这三只个股都是最近刚刚除权的股票。次新股板块新天药业和数据港涨停报收,正海生物、顶点软件、海鸥股份等几只个股盘中封的死死的,但是尾盘打开涨停,出现大幅回落,拉高出货特征太过明显。实际上今天次新股是有利好的,证监会核发4家公司IPO批文,筹资不超过15亿元。也就是说新股发行放缓。(当然对于整个大盘来说也构成利好)次新股今天典型的虎头蛇尾表现。
        另外,消息面上,知情人士称,神华集团和中国国电集团公司正在探讨合并事宜。商谈处于初步阶段,最终未必合并,长源电力、龙源技术控股股东为中国国电集团。受此消息刺激长源电力、龙源技术、英力特涨停报收。又有四家公司给员工持股保底,宝莱特、星徽精密、锦富技术等股涨停报收,不过要么一字板,要么市场得到消息后股价快速之后被快速封住涨停,一般投资者参与难度较大。
        从K线图上看上证综指仅有5.31日一度冲到三十日均线上方,之后几个交易日一直受制于该线的压制,而深成指则沿着二十日线下行,均线系统的支撑和压制作用还是非常明显的。虚假的上证综指拒绝回调,目前仍是二次探底形态,深成指和中小创均为三次探底,其中创业板还创出新低,我们期待着市场早日走出双重底、三重底,早日走出反转行情。个股方面,类似于红墙股份这种多重题材,又超跌的品种值得重点关注。
               æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          æžœç„¶åå¼¹ï¼ŒA股光荣!【原创】        
        在昨天的日志《创业板会破位下行吗?》里说道,“还是看看创业板吧,今天创业板的收盘价比5月11日的最低价只高一个指数点,虽然没有创新低,但是大家要注意,一个是带有长下影线的阳线,一个光头光脚大阴线,两根K线能相提并论吗?!不过,尽管如此,我感觉创业板还是不会破位下行,无形之手一定会及时出现,一定会对创业板护盘,明天不会深跌,不会崩盘!”
         ä»Šå¤©ä¸¤å¸‚低开低走,中小板和创业板指数最大跌幅均达到1%,中小板最低点低于5月24日的最低点,关键是还是看创业板,今天开盘便创出新低的创业板已经形成破位之势,如果今天不拉起来形势将变得非常严峻。即使是早盘跌得最猛的时候,我还是坚持不会破位下行的观点,在房间里告诉大家要稳住,不能死在解放前。从结果来看,下午大盘果然止住跌势,在创业板带动下市场出现反转行情,创业板领涨并不代表创业板比其它指数强,而是因为它已经创出新低,不得不反弹,如果不反弹便宣布破位,谁都知道破位的后果很严重,所以无形之手必须出击,然后市场得以转危为安......。
           åˆæ˜¯é›„安新区概念股领涨,除了雄安没有其它板块能有这个号召力,今天该板块又有多只个股涨停报收,其中南国置业、美好置业、莱茵体育、龙建股份、华斯股份等股属于雄安特色小镇建设,北京利尔、恒通科技、精工钢构等股属于装配式建筑一类。还有常山药业、红墙股份、合康新能、万里石、汇通股份、东华科技、青大双星、凯发电气、天瑞仪器、荣晟环保、通合科技等股参与雄安新区的医疗、智慧交通、环保等领域的建设,或者子公司甚至孙公司在该地区有业务往来(或者即将有业务往来)。其中常山药业和红墙股份属于两连板,东华科技四天三板,在这波反弹当中走势最强。
       æ¬¡æ–°è‚¡æ¿å—顶点软件、天顺股份、铁流股份、新晨科技、能科股份、景嘉微、汇金通、牧高笛等股涨停报收,很多次新股已经跌得找不着北了,超跌是反弹的最简单最合理的理由。高送转板块华锋股份、新宏泽、全信股份都是最近除权的个股。另外,凯美特气董事长公告“鉴于近期市场非理性下跌及公司良好的基本面,以及我本人对公司管理团队与公司未来持续发展的信心,公司股票投资价值已经凸显,为维护市场稳定,在此我倡议:凯美特气及全资子公司、控股子公司全体员工积极买入凯美特气股票(股票代码:002549)。
本人郑重承诺,凡 2017 年 6 月 2 日至 6 月 6 日期间,公司员工及全资子公司、控股子公司员工通过二级市场买入凯美特气股票且连续持有 12 个月以上并且在职,若因增持凯美特气股票产生的亏损,由本人予以全额补偿;收益则归员工个人所有。”奋达科技也发出类似公告,两只个股午后联袂涨停。
        跌得太多了,不能再跌了!来自全景财经的统计:1340股跌破2683点熔断底!
    这不是一九行情,而是0.1和9.9的行情。大盘蓝筹股和小盘再现极端分化走势,上证50指数逼近前高,涨0.7%,创业板逼近前低,收跌2%。四只个股今天刚刚被调入上证50,便集体逆势大涨,指数效应非常明显。
    惨烈!有1340只(占45%)个股创出2683点以来的新低,其中,主板、中小板和创业板创新低的个股数占比分别为41%、45%和59%。     
        下面一段话以搞笑的口吻调侃了一把A股,在创业板创出年内新低的今天复制给大家乐呵乐呵,看看无妨,权当自嘲吧。——再次重申:美股上涨创历史新高,是单方面的,无效的,我们坚决不认同。众所周知,美股的单方面上涨是资本霸权主义的表现,是对国际金融秩序稳定的破坏,严重侵害发展中国家的利益,我方坚决反对不予承认决不参与。我方认为指数稳定一个阴跌不止的市场才是股市长治久安的重要基础,尤其是两年四次股灾的辉煌成就。我方为此做出的不懈努力国际社会有目共睹。希望欧美各方谨言慎行,同中方一道,把资本市场拉回许跌不许涨的正确轨道上来,不要在屡创新高错误的道路上越走越远。
        今天创业板出现反弹,暂时没有形成破位,但是形势依然不容乐观,中国经济增长虽然有所放缓,但是继续保持6.5%以上的增长,中国股市真的不应该迭创新低,真心希望中国大A股不要在创新低的道路上越走越远!...... 
          æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          åˆ›ä¸šæ¿ä¼šç ´ä½ä¸‹è¡Œå—?【原创】        
        今天亚太股市普涨,A股独跌,而且是出现大跌,创业板跌幅达到2%!两市近百只个股跌停报收!这就是伟大的A股六月份第一个交易日的表现。不过上证综指跌幅仅有0.47%,表现那是相当相当地抗跌,从分时图上看,任凭代表小盘股非指标股的黄线如何跳水,反复创出新低,它竟巍然不动,义无反顾地走自己的直线——从开盘一直横到收盘!最终收在五日线和3100点上方。大家看看今天的分时图,黄线和白线的距离越来越大,像不像鳄鱼的臭烘烘的大嘴巴?张开血盆大口想干嘛?难道要把散户吞噬干净吗?!
        昨天大家都在说坚持新政和IPO放缓的消息对次新股构成重大利好,昨天有些次新股甚至涨停开盘,但是昨天出现冲高回落行情,今天更惨,竟然出现跌停潮,超过五十只次新股躺在跌停板上呻吟!在如此悲惨的背景下,今天杭州园林(今天的换手率高达85.76%)和奥翔药业涨停报收更显得弥足珍贵。受到消息刺激,今天常山药业和红墙股份涨停报收,也算是给雄安新区概念股争了面子,尤其是常山药业,由于公司公告拟在雄安新区建立肿瘤医院和血透中心,今天逆势一字涨停,着实不易。
        在百股跌停的日子里竟然跌幅不足0.5%,上证综指的走势严重失真,已经失去参考意义。还是看看创业板吧,今天创业板的收盘价比5月11日的最低价只高一个指数点,虽然没有创新低,但是大家要注意,一个是带有长下影线的阳线,一个光头光脚大阴线,两根K线能相提并论吗?!不过,尽管如此,我感觉创业板还是不会破位下行,无形之手一定会及时出现,一定会对创业板护盘,明天不会深跌,不会崩盘!
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          æœ‰æœ›èµ°å‡ºä¸€æ³¢åƒæ ·çš„反弹行情【原创】        
         ç«¯åˆèŠ‚期间股民最为关心,争相讨论的话题无疑是坚持新政,总体来说这个消息对于股市来说属于较大利好消息,另外减少IPO发行量对于次新股也构成利好。事实上今天两市大盘出现较大幅度高开,不少次新股出现大幅高开甚至以涨停价开盘。不过,任何时候都要保持清醒的头脑,都不能忘记“借利好出货,高开低走,冲高回落是A股的光荣传统”,事实上今天的大盘和个股就是这么走的。几大股指盘中最大涨幅都超过1%,但是收盘微涨。
        雄安新区概念股出现严重分化,东华科技涨停报收,收出两连板,不过整个板块内个股总体跌多涨少,老龙头冀东装备跌破三十日均线之后终于出现涨停,不过其它个股的跟风效应很不明显,看来该板块已经把冀东装备(和创业环保)的涨跌当回事,或者不再承认其龙头地位,反正现在的雄安概念股炒作已经发生了很大变化,原来的老面孔已经很少主动走强,更不用说涨停收盘了。所以今天冀东装备能够收出一个涨停,我们只能以超跌反弹对待,而且它的涨停只能理解为个股行为,而不能代表整个板块。
        消息面上,5月26日晚间,百联股份发布公告称,公司接到控股股东百联集团及控股子公司联华超市通知,联华超市股东上海易果电子商务与百联集团签署股份转让合同,将转让其持有的联华超市2239.2万股内资股(占联华超市已发行股本 的 2%)给百联集团。同时,上海易果电子商务与阿里巴巴(中国)签署了股份购买协议,将转让其持有的2.01亿股内资股(占联华超市已发行股本的 18%)给阿里巴巴(中国)。而经查询,上海易果电子商务公司此前A、B、C轮融资的投资方均包括阿里巴巴。受此消息影响,今天百联股份一字涨停,整个新零售板块集体走强,还有三江购物、红旗连锁、华联综超、杭州解百、上海九百等股涨停报收。
        次新股板块香山股份和超频三涨停报收,英维克、寿仙谷、中亚股份、维尔股份、奥翔药业、金溢科技、正元智慧、博创科技、三超新材、杭州园林等股一度涨停,其中杭州园林涨停开盘,直到最后几分钟打开涨停,出现大跳水。在次新股上面,“A股借利好出货,高开低走,冲高回落”的特点表现得一览无余。
         åœ¨åŽ†å²ä¸Šæ›¾ç»å‡ºçŽ°è¿‡å‡ºåˆ©å¥½å½“天高开低走,但是随后连续走强,甚至走出一波不错的反弹行情的先例,希望这一次也能如此。不过,如果大盘不能走强,甚至继续调整探底也不要感到意外,该涨不涨必有一跌嘛。
        æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          æš‚时维持双底已形成的判断【原创】        
        今天上证综指在昨日收盘价上方窄幅震荡整理,收盘微涨,今日最高价接近三十日均线,可理解为在三十日均线遇阻回落。深市几大股指全部出现调整,深成指跌幅较小,收出一根阴十字星,昨天表现滞涨的创业板跌幅达到1%。
        雄安新区概念股今天整体调整,不过部分强势股或者有消息刺激的个股继续走强,其中盾安环境(三连板)、巨力索具、天业通联、北京科锐、中科曙光、昊华能源、通合科技、森特股份、华联综超、华北制药等股涨停报收。次新股板块万通智控、杭州园林、寿仙谷、创新股份、易明医药、先达股份、英维克(次新加高送转,下周除权)、伟隆股份、清源股份、奥翔药业等股涨停,次新股板块整体活跃,杭州园林和寿仙谷领涨。高送转板块也有两三只个股涨停报收,不过总体感觉是炒作不成气候。
        雄安老龙头冀东装备和创业环保一跌再跌,连续两个交易日出现大幅杀跌,午后正是这两只个股的跳水带动整个板块走软。最近两周以来雄安新区概念股炒作主要靠消息面,有消息刺激的个股立马走强,但是其它个股大多呈现阴跌或者横盘整理走势,盾安环境、北京科锐、森特股份成为领涨明星,中环装备、石化机械等股虽然今天出现冲高回落行情,但是最近两周涨势喜人。对于传统意义上的雄安新区概念股,也就是清明节之后大幅走强的个股只能是尽快逢高出局,没有更好的办法,如果恰好有消息刺激,正是出逃良机。原来炒作的是“地域”,哪家公司离雄安新区最近走势最强,现在炒的是消息,炒的是在雄安新区有实质性的业务,相对来说现在的炒作更加靠谱一些。如果这么思考的话,原来的一大批雄安新区概念股好像有“伪雄安概念股”之嫌,所以建议逢高出局,出局之后以短线思维继续参与雄安新强势股的炒作。
         ä»Šå¤©ä¸Šè¯ç»¼æŒ‡ç»§ç»­æ”¶åœ¨äºŒåæ—¥çº¿å’Œ3100点整数关上方,面临三十日均线的阻力,下周能否能否站上三十日线是主要看点。我的看法是即使一时不能站上该线,也不会出现深跌,暂且维持大盘已经形成双底的判断。
        æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          ä¸ªè‚¡ç‚’作更加扑朔迷离!【原创】        
        今天早盘金融股再度走强,一般来说权重股走强都是大盘即将跳水的标志,今天也不例外,小盘股题材股出现恐慌性抛售,雄安新区概念股更是首当其冲。午后金融股再度集体走高,带动大盘走强,一点半过后小盘股竟然出现猛烈拉升,跟权重股联袂走强,这是非常少见的现象。昨天还在说上证综指不能站上二十日线,但是今天金融股一启动,就这么轻松粘上去了,也不知道是福是祸。
        不知道大家有没有注意到,银行股里最强的,今天以涨停收盘的浦发银行和券商里面最强的国元证券都是刚刚除权的股票,也就是说除权后出现强劲的填权行情,连差点跌成狗屎的第一创业今天也差点涨停收盘,主要原因应该也是今天股权登记日,明天即将除权。另外,今天还有奇精机械和合众思壮都是刚刚除权的个股。对此不知道大家有何感想。由于今年高送转遭到点名批评,所以基本上没有出现过非常火爆的整体走强的行情,只能见缝插针,寻找适当的时机短炒一把,这是今年山半年高送转行情的主要特征。
        事实上今天下午率先启动的北京科锐也是属于雄安加高送转,该股涨停之后太空板业紧随其后,几分钟内拉了十几个点,然后牢牢封住涨停。消息面上,北京将编制通州与廊坊北三县地区整合规划,受此消息刺激,万通地产一字涨停。另外,雄安新区概念股还有森特股份、华测检测、盾安环境、中环装备、惠达卫浴、凯发电气、南国置业、空港股份等股涨停报收。不过,老龙头冀东装备和创业环保却出现大幅调整,让人大跌眼镜。这两只股票不能叫做总龙头了,只能称之为老龙头了,这个世界变化太快,必须与时俱进。
        金融股带动大盘站上二十日线之后形势变得更加复杂,金融股能否继续走强?金融股继续走强对题材股会形成什么影响?小盘股题材股难道还能够跟金融股权重股联袂走强?扑朔迷离,不得而知。但是我们不得不继续拿上证综指说事,既然站上该线,站上3100点整数关,说明大盘反弹动力强劲,后市还有进一步反弹空间。至于大盘个股如果演化,只能走一步看一步,顺势而为吧。
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          ä»æŠŠè¿™æ¡çº¿å½“作强阻力位!【原创】        
        今天并没有利空,早盘低开低走猛烈跳水的主要原因还是昨天百股跌停所带来的后遗症,引起的恐慌性杀跌,一阵恐慌之后大盘也便止住跌势,午后虽然也有一个回调过程,但是杀跌动能已经大大减小,最后一个小时出现较强反弹,其中创业板指数涨幅超过1%。为何创业板指数领涨?原因很简单,因为该指数今日最低点离5.11日最低点仅有不到三个点距离,所以率先反弹,上证综指最低点为3022.30点,离前两周最低点也仅有六个点距离,但是该指数跌势抗跌涨时抗涨。今天这根K线跟5.11日K线非常相似,都是单针探底,从没有再创新低来说是令人欣慰的。从短期来说有望形成双底,从元月16日这五个多月范围来说有望形成多重底,大盘三次探底,最低点分别为3044,3016,和3022点,不过最低收盘为5月11日的3061.50点,也就是从来没有收在3050点下方。从技术上来说,3050点一带是具有强支撑的,这一点不得不承认。
        我昨天的日志标题是《还看雄安!》,我知道肯定有很多人不服气,不理解,凭什么大盘反弹非要雄安新区概念股的支持,我只能说,你不服气不行,不理解就慢慢理解,关于建设雄安新区是千年大计这个说法需要自己好好消化,好好体会,如果实在理解不了也不要勉强。关于雄安,消息面上,雄安新区大力推进清洁能源替代工程。包括煤改电在内,雄安新区三县探索多元化燃煤替代方式,宜气则气,宜电则电,用好地热资源,全力为建设绿色智慧新城打好基础。今天雄安新区概念股的炒作主要围绕节能建材、环保、地热几方面进行。共有石化机械、中材节能、森特股份、建新股份、东方电热、北京利尔、盾安环境、大禹节水、东南网架、博天环境、天保基建等股涨停报收,值得一提的是原来老一代“革命家”(原来的雄安十强)没有一个在列。
        次新股是本次杀跌主力军,今天该板块出现强势反弹,什么超跌的,昨天跌停的,新开板的,等等次新股纷纷展开自救。其中金石资源、寿仙谷、万通智控出现二连板,还有杭州园林、秦安股份、伟隆股份、雷迪克等股涨停报收,部分个股也能跟雄安扯上关系。另外,受“三星全球首款“可伸展”OLED屏幕将在23日至25日举行的SID 2017(国际信息显示学会)大会上亮相”消息刺激,OLED板块整体走强,其中濮阳惠成、凯盛科技、彩虹股份涨停报收。
        反弹行情如何演绎最好不要瞎预测,预测对了也是蒙的,你敢说会出现强反弹?你敢说会站上二十日均线?我认为只能顺势而为,我们仍把二十日均线当作强阻力位,假如反弹到二十日线附近先减仓再说。
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        早盘两市大盘冲高后不断回落,上证综指最低探到3053.15点,靠着尾盘权重股的拉升,收盘跌幅显著收窄。保险股集体走强,石化双熊坚决护盘,今天个股二八现象非常明显,小盘股题材股的平均跌幅远远大于指数跌幅。
        雄安新区概念股整体调整,不过有消息刺激的个别股票继续走强,甚至涨停收盘。消息面上,深圳华大基因股份有限公司首发申请将于5月24日上会,空港股份(华大基因为公司创始人之一)高开高走,快速封住涨停,和恒泰艾普和石化油服一样,空港股份题材也很丰富,属于雄安新区概念股里面的多面手。将与大股东合作参与雄安特色小镇建设的南国置业出现一字涨停。石化油服(雄安+可燃冰+油气改革,今天油气改革板块还有金洲管道涨停)和海默科技两只可燃冰概念股今天再度涨停,收出两连板。次新股惠达卫浴属于唐山本地股,也带有雄安概念,今天借消息以涨停收盘,次新股板块还有至纯科技和金溢科技(今天开板)涨停报收。
        不过,今天次新股是重灾区,今天出现跌停潮。兴业股份、新日股份(三连板)、星帅尔、鸣志电器(两连板)、光莆股份、寿仙谷(今天开板,高开低走直接跌停)、维尔股份(上周五开板)、金银河、英维克、国泰集团、力盛赛车、寒锐钴业、达威股份(横盘一个月后今天破位)、传艺科技、瑞特股份、安井食品、捷捷微电、格尔软件、华正新材等等多只个股跌停报收。再次提醒大家,中签的新股最简单的办法是开板当天立即卖出,千万不能贪心。
        上证综指自见到3016点之后连续反弹,站上了十日线,但是止步于二十日线,今天反弹又接近二十日线再度遇阻回落,深成指和中小板走势相仿,中小板曾经两个交易日站上二十日线,但是也和其它股指一样出现见顶回落,连续四个交易日出现回落。不过,我总体的感觉是回调空间有限,前期低点3044点,或者3050点一带应该有比较强的支撑力度。我们且看最近领涨,今天相对抗跌的中小板会不会率先反弹,从而带动其它股指走强。雄安总龙头冀东装备已经调整到二十日线,随时都有可能出现反弹,而且一旦反弹便很可能是以涨停的方式,所以该股走势值得跟踪。
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        总体来说今天是一个缩量窄幅震荡行情,尤其是上证综指振幅仅有0.46%,全天围绕昨日收盘价震荡整理,下午有一个跳水过程,但是从上证综指分时图上几乎看不出来,因为沪市的“大象”实在太多了,个股的跳水对大盘的影响甚微。今天上证综指贴在年线下方又收出一根十字星,多空双方算上打了个平手,把悬念留到下周。深市几大股指全部以绿盘报收,创业板领跌,跌幅为0.69%,今天该指数考验了十日线支撑。
         é›„安新区概念股继续吸引眼球,今天又有多只个股涨停,北京科锐复牌之后收出第三个一字板,出现五连板,可以称得上是该板块最强的个股,既然走这么强,我们就有必要给予更多的关注,该股历史最高价是32.7元,下周一的涨停价已经接近30元,离历史最高价已经不远了,该股下周一如果不打开涨停,下周必然打开涨停,然后必然出现非常吓人的换手,伴随着股价的剧烈动荡,跟昨天的太空板业相似,这两只个股有很多相似之处,后市值得重点关注,北京科锐庄家就是冲着新高来的,但是毕竟累计升幅巨大,该歇歇了。还有中环装备、吉电股份、节能风电、东方能源、中化岩土、浪潮软件( 公司确认将在雄安新区设立浪潮(中国)运营总部)、浪潮信息、东方新星、建新股份等股涨停报收。大家有没有注意到,这么多只个股,有几个是原来的老面孔?是不是只有中化岩土一个?连总龙头冀东装备都回调到二十日线了,炒作雄安新区概念股是不是需要与时俱进?是不是应该跟着消息面走?前期主要炒作环保概念,后来什么雄安金融、基建、轨道交通、机场、地热能、清洁能源、电力,五花八门的什么都有,以后每天都有不同的公司宣布将入住雄安,不是设立总部就是分部,设个办事处也会说吆喝一下。这才是刚刚开始,建设雄安新区各行各业都必须给予全力支持,理论上每家上市公司都有可能跟雄安新区扯上关系,以后炒作新题材还会不断翻新,翻来覆去地炒,等着看吧。还是那句话,建设雄安新区是千年大计,不是百年小计,懂了吧?!!!
        昨天晚上可燃冰的消息在重要媒体上面一播放竟然又变成“新闻”了,除了昨天涨停的潜能恒信、石化机械和中海油服三只个股,又有海默科技、博迈科、石化油服等股加入到涨停行列当中来。除了雄安和可燃冰两个主要热点,其它题材基本上被市场冷落,被边缘化,也有部分个股零零星星地出现涨停,但是基本上可以忽略不计。
        次新股继续走弱,继续跌停,今天共有安井食品(复牌补跌)、超频三、铁流股份、新日股份(两连板)、鸣志电器等股跌停报收,还有很多个股出现大幅杀跌。所以,中签的个股只要打开涨停果断出局吧!不要留恋,不要贪心!高送转板块陇神戎发、新宏泽都是好不容易创出历史新高的,可谓是高送转板块最强的个股今天联袂大跌,还有雄帝科技、横河模具、昊志机电等股跌幅居前。所以,说来说去还是要重点关注雄安新区概念股,次新股和高送转只是两条辅线。
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          ç‚’作雄安概念应该与时俱进【原创】        
        消息面上,特朗普干涉FBI调查及向俄罗斯泄密等新闻引发市场忧虑,使特朗普的减税、废除奥巴马医疗法案以及监管改革等经济增长计划受到威胁,隔夜美股出现大幅调整。道指跌372.82点,或1.78%,报20606.93点;标普跌43.64点,或1.82%,报2357.03点;纳指跌158.63点,或2.57%,报6011.24点。不过黄金期货上涨22.30美元,或1.8%,收于1258.70美元/盎司。受到美股大跌影响今天两市也出现较大幅度低开,不过A股遇利空向来会有一个低开高走的过程,今天也不例外,早盘深成指和创业板指数一度翻红,不过冲高后再度回落下来。总体来说今天是一个调整行情,K线图上是一根阳十字星,上证综指收在五日线下方,收在年线和十日线上方,今天深成指最高点接近二十日线,一方面说明该线存在较强压力,另一方面也说明深成指走势较为顽强,不过从K线图上看短线最强的还是创业板,该指数很可能还会起到领涨作用。
        雄安新区概念股出现严重分化,走势强的继续涨停,或者连续涨停,走势弱的出现跌停。北京科锐仅仅收出两个涨停便被逮捕,复牌之后连续两个一字板,今天的换手率仍然很低,说明筹码非常惜售,深圳华强也借助消息连续收出三个涨停板,石化机械昨天借助清洁能源涨停,今天又借助可燃冰涨停,它还具有地热能概念,在雄安股里真是多面手,另外还有世纪瑞尔、国祯环保、博天环境、中环装备涨停报收,太空板业今天一度涨停,盘中宽幅震荡,今天的换手率达到56.99%,不过这么大的换手跟创出历史新高有关,该股2015å¹´6月5日股灾前创出24.99元的历史最高价。消息面上,国土资源部中国地质调查局今天(5月18日)宣布,我国正在南海北部神狐海域进行的可燃冰试采获得成功,这也标志着我国成为全球第一个实现了在海域可燃冰试开采中获得连续稳定产气的国家。受此消息影响石化机械、潜能恒信、中海油服涨停报收。今天中央政务区龙头京能置业也以涨停收盘,次新股也有两只个股涨停,鸣志电器新股第一天开板后迅速封起,该股上市后连续收出七个一字板,按说也不算太多,但是动态市盈率已经超过100倍,这样的股票有投资价值吗?肯定没有!股价被腰斩的老次新股五洲新春也出现涨停。不过,其它热点跟雄安题材的炒作是无法比拟的,所以我们还是应该重点关注雄安新区概念股,该板块行情不好的时候尚有几只个股涨停,行情好的时候涨停家数就会超过十几家。
        今天雄安新区概念股多只个股跌停,河北宣工、恒通科技、渤海股份、韩建河山、青龙管业。次新股迪贝电气、恒润股份、友讯达、钧达股份、太龙照明(昨天涨停)、新日股份跌停。吴江银行、张家港行、江阴银行、无锡银行等几只次新银行股跌停,次新银行股目前市盈率基本上在三四十倍,是老银行股市盈率的好几倍,所以纯属投机炒作,强势已经不再,有的甚至屡次被停牌核查,吃了豹子胆的人才会继续玩次新银行股。
        从大盘来说,即便是受到外围市场影响,我认为大盘的下跌空间也非常有限,暂时还不会考验3000点整数关支撑,短线多空双方在年线附近争夺的可能性较大。今天雄安老龙头冀东装备和先河环保跌幅巨大,不过总龙头冀东装备集合竞价明显有人抢货 ,短线二十日均线附近应该有强支撑,而且二龙头创业环保今天表现比较抗跌,它们都有可能出现绝地反击。所以,我认为我们根本不用担心大盘,这一次会怎样?我们拭目以待。而从个股来说,按照之前的走势,雄安新区概念股大跌的第二天早盘就是最好的买点,现在雄安加高送转以及受消息刺激的雄安股应该倍加关注。炒作雄安新区概念应该与时俱进,顺势而为,择强而入。死板硬套,或者抓住一只股票紧紧不放,靠意念炒股都是不对的。
             æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          é›„安股应重新审视【原创】        
        昨天两市先抑后扬,出现放量上攻大幅反弹行情,深市三大股指涨幅均超过2%,受权重股拖累昨天上证综指涨幅仅有0.74%,上证综指一直处在失真状态,对于该指数做个参考就行,不能太当真。今天两市大盘冲高回落,出现小幅调整,不过代表小盘股非指标股的黄线高高在上,八二现象明显,创业板逆势走强,最大涨幅接近1%,今天再接再厉又收出一根小阳线,顽强站上二十日均线(中小板也已经站上二十日均线),而上证综指和深成指今天都受阻于二十日均线。
         é›„安新区概念股继续走强,今天该板块共有太空板业、长青股份、庞大集团、恒泰艾普、石化机械、建投能源、深圳华强(控股股东拟在河北未来3到5年投资600亿,诱惑力十足,两连板,今天一字板)、东方能源(今天除权,一字板)、北京科锐(今天核查后复牌,一字板)、汇中股份、通合科技、黑牛食品(在雄安有1200亩土地储备)等股涨停收盘。消息面上,京津冀加快“无煤化”,确保燃料煤炭按时“清零”。雄安清洁能源概念股有东方能源、安控科技、国新能源、新奥股份、恒泰艾普、石化机械、宝德股份、石油工程等股。大家有没有发现雄安新区概念股不断有信息刺激,相关个股就会应声涨停甚至连续涨停,所以对于雄安新区概念股应该重新审视,继续高度关注。总体来说雄安新区概念股走势严重分化,部分个股借助消息反复走强,连续涨停,今天有些个股却处在跌幅榜前列,可谓是分化严重,此起彼伏,所以一定要好好甄别,并且把握好节奏。次新股共有新日股份、超频三、牧高笛、太龙照明、英联股份、正平股份涨停报收,其中新日股份两连板,超频三、太龙照明今天开板。高送转板块超跌股北特科技和刚刚除权的安控科技涨停,今天除权和明天股权登记日的长青股份,还有太空板业涨停报收,这三只个股都属于雄安加高送转。
        今天上证综指最高点刚好触及二十日均线,然后出现回落,说明该线存在一定压力。在我看来,昨天一根阳线站上十日线已经很不容易了,连收四阳之后回调一下也非常正常。由于中小创已经站上二十日均线,这对于主板来说构成一定的拉动作用,不过上证综指最起码回调考验一下年线支撑是非常有必要的,而五日均线明天将继续上移,有望形成金叉,即使今天出现回调上证综指仍然收在3100点上方,所以我认为短线即使回调空间也非常有限,短线我们且看前期走势较弱,但是今天主动走强的创业板是否会继续领涨。总体来说,大盘只能作为参考,逐渐企稳之后主要还是看个股,从个股来说,还是我一直强调的三大板块,雄安新区概念股、高送转和次新股,或者叫一条主线两条辅线。
       æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

          ä¸¤æ¿å—决定短线大盘走向!【原创】        
        在连续无数次低开之后,今天两市竟然出现高开,不过高开之后第一波拉升便见到了今天的最高价,上证综指最高冲至3098.91点,也就是一度冲到十日线上方,在3100点整数关遇阻回落,盘中中小板表现最为坚挺,今日收盘涨幅为0.9%,以次高点收盘,这样一来中小板也要面临十日线的压力。创业板表现最弱,竟然收在五日线下方,真是扶不起的阿斗。
        上周末勒索病毒全球范围内爆发,今天网络安全概念股迎来意料之中的强势反弹行情,蓝盾股份、任子行、格尔软件、绿盟科技、启蒙星辰、拓尔思、北信源、美亚柏科、数字认证、飞天诚信、常山股份(也属于雄安新区概念股)、神思电子等股涨停报收,其中前几位为一字涨停。对于这种横空出世的题材可以适当关注,不过一定要择强而入,而且切记快进快出。
         é›„安新区概念股掀起涨停潮,太空板业(今天开股东大会)、博深工具(三连板)、北大医药、津膜科技(三连板)、恒通科技、汉钟精机、恒泰艾普、东方能源(5.16日股权登记日)、长青集团(本周高送转除权)、湘邮科技(将在雄安打造邮改创新试验区)、博天环境(三连板,尾盘封板)。板块二龙头创业环保今天一度涨停,尾盘涨停打开,有怕被停牌核查,刻意不封涨停的意思,冀东装备最近几个交易日强势整理,几乎每天都创新高,但有些高处不胜寒的感觉,下午一开盘强势冲击涨停,但是出现较大幅度回落,该股累计升幅巨大,很难封住涨停,可能需要好好休整一下,不过千万不能小看它,更不能嘲笑他,该股一旦见顶,整个板块也就彻底玩完了。消息面上,根据北京日报,北京市委十一届十四次全会将于5月17日召开。研究讨论《北京城市总体规划(2016å¹´-2030年)(送审稿)》,东城区、西城区作为核心区,将成为“政治中心”的核心承载区。午后中央政务区概念股迎爆发,京能置业、大龙地产、京投发展、华远地产涨停报收。
         ä¸Šå‘¨é«˜é€è½¬æ¿å—有所活跃,即新宏泽之后,陇神戎发也创出历史新高,本周即将除权的几只个股今天出现涨停,东方能源和长青集团两只个股都具有雄安概念,光一科技明天登记,后天除权。高送转板块在往年最好过的三四月份因为被点名批名,被称之为套路,股价跌得面目全非,最近刚刚有点起色。我认为我们应该重点关注具有双重题材的个股,比如高送转加次新股,高送转加雄安新区概念股,借助除权效应往往会有较好表现。
        从大盘来说,上证综指今天受制于十日线和3100点双重压力,如果没有外力作用或者消息面的变化估计很难站上该线。明天十日线继续下移到目前这个点位3090点附近,也就是说明天上证综指将自动站上十日线,能否守住该线还要看几大板块的表现。在我看来两个板块的个股值得重点关注,一个是明天雄安总龙头冀东装备和创业环保的走势将对大盘起到重要作用,另一个是一带一路峰会结束之后一带一路概念股会不会大跌,因为A股向来有借利好出货的光荣传统,我更加看重雄安新区概念股龙头的表现,假如明天雄安新区概念股在龙头的带动下继续走强,将会抵消一带一路概念股下跌的影响。
         æœ¬äººåœ¨æ¯å¤©çš„交易时间跟大家语音交流股票,1)在新浪首页找到“SHOW”字样,点击进入,下载安装软件,然后申请一个UC号码,查找并收藏“耿封停短线乐园”房间(ID:452839,密码999, 交易时间没有密码)路径为:http://8.show.sina.com.cn/h452839 。2)搜索“呱呱”,下载软件并注册呱呱帐号,再搜索房间名“耿封停”,路径为: http://chat.17guagua.net/enterroom8.jsp?id=341546, 两种方法皆可进行语音交流,期待您的共同参与。QQ交流群:请加群 193870728,欲加入俱乐部者可在群里跟小陈联系,也可拨打13382041488找小陈咨询。

           Συνεργασία PayPal - Skype στην Ελλάδα         
Η PayPal ανακοίνωσε σήμερα την συνεργασία της με το Skype, που επιτρέπει σε χρήστες στην Ελλάδα και σε άλλες 21 χώρες να στείλουν χρήματα σε άλλους χρήστες Skype με την PayPal μέσω της εφαρμογής Skype για κινητά. Με πάνω από ένα δισεκατομμύριο Skype downloads σε κινητά μέχρι σήμερα, οι χρήστες θα μπορούν να χρησιμοποιούν την PayPal απευθείας από την εφαρμογή Skype για να στέλνουν χρήματα απρόσκοπτα στο λεπτό – όπως, για παράδειγμα για ένα δώρο σε ένα μέλος της οικογένειάς τους στη χώρα τους ή και στο εξωτερικό.

Οι P2P πληρωμές αποτελούν για την PayPal μία από τις μεγαλύτερες κινητήριες δυνάμεις που αφορούν την δέσμευση του καταναλωτή (consumer engagement). Περισσότερα από 7 εκατομμύρια δολάρια την ώρα αποστέλλονται σε φίλους και συγγενείς παγκοσμίως μέσω της PayPal P2P, του Venmo και του Xoom. Με την συνεργασία με το Skype, παρέχουμε τη δυνατότητα P2P πληρωμών με την PayPal σε περισσότερα μέρη και σε διαφορετικές συνθήκες – όπου οι άνθρωποι συνδέονται online και mobile – όπως μέσω φωνητικής εντολής με τη Siri, σε chat με το Slack και σε email μέσω του Microsoft Outlook.com.

Η δυνατότητα αποστολής χρημάτων μέσω της PayPal στο Skype ξεκινάει την λειτουργία της σήμερα για τους χρήστες της PayPal και του Skype στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες, το Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, την Αυστρία, το Βέλγιο, τον Καναδά, την Κύπρο, την Εσθονία, τη Φιλανδία, τη Γαλλία, τη Γερμανία, την Ελλάδα, την Ιρλανδία, την Ιταλία, τη Λετονία, το Λουξεμβούργο, τη Μάλτα, την Ολλανδία, την Πορτογαλία, το San Marino, τη Σλοβακία, τη Σλοβενία και την Ισπανία. Η εφαρμογή αρχικά θα είναι διαθέσιμη στους πελάτες του Skype που χρησιμοποιούν την τελευταία έκδοση του Skype για κινητές συσκευές iOS και Android.

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          Arthur / dvd sous blister ?        
Objet ayant jamais éé ouvert ou dont emballage comporte toujours le sceau de fermeture intact du fabricant si applicable. objet comporte toujours le film plastique origine si applicable. Consulter anonce du vendeur pour avoir plus de étails. Afficher la éfinition de tous les états- la page ouvre dans une nouvelle fenêtre ou uouvel onglet... En savoir plussur étatnFormat: nDVDnZone: nZone : EuropenImage: n16:Packaging: nEmballén n n n// DVD NEUF SOUS BLISTER //n// FRAIS DE PORT: 15 € FRANCE 45 € COMMUNAUTÉ EUROPÉENNE //n// ÈGLEMENT: CHÈQUE PERSONNEL FRANCE UNIQUEMENT OU PAYPAL //n// PROFITEZ UNE ÉDUCTION SUR LES FRAIS DE PORT LORS UN ACHAT GROUPÉ //n* BONNES ENCHÈRES TOUS *n====================LE FILM====================n n n néalisé par Steve GordonAvec Dudley Moore Liza Minelli John GielgudplusnLong-étrageaméricain. Genre :ComédieDuré: 01h57min Anéde production :1981nSynopsis : Millionaire esseulé ivrogne et fantasque Arthur doit pour toucher un éritage épouser à contre-coeur une femme de bone famill
          Swing Fest at the Chattanooga Market        
The big band Sweet Georgia Sound will be featured at Swing Fest on Sunday, June 3rd at the Chattanooga Market . Swing Fest began in 2002 as a celebration of big band music and dance. The Chattanooga Market is setting up a dance floor and invites everyone to come down and dance to the music of Sweet Georgia Sound while shopping for local produce and artisan wares. The Chattanooga Market is open every Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm at the First Tennessee Pavilion on Carter Street. http://archive.org/download/Swingfest2012/Swingfest2012.mp3
          de jolis achats et beaux projets en perspective ! sur OYEZ, OYEZ...        
de jolis achats et beaux projets en perspective ! kina
          De merveilleux achats que voilà!! sur OYEZ, OYEZ...        
De merveilleux achats que voilà!!
          voilà de très bons choix!!!!! nous allons bientôt sur OYEZ, OYEZ...        
voilà de très bons choix!!!!! nous allons bientôt voir les réalisations de tes achats....chouette !!!!!!
          Zeetings: presentazioni, sondaggi, questionari, lezioni interattive in forma collaborativa        
Zeetings è un’applicazione web che permette di condividere presentazioni, sondaggi, questionari interattivi dove è possibile collaborare in tempo reale tra utenti, per esempio tra insegnanti e studenti, tramite una chat di gruppo o in presenza proiettando la presentazione su uno schermo. Gli interventi possono essere richiesti anche attraverso la partecipazione a sondaggi e questionari, ovvero tramite […]
          The Punt: Friday 14 April        
Dave Kelner, Derek McGovern and Thom Kirwin are with you to preview the 10 Premier League matches this weekend. The chaps also talk about N'golo Kante being 1/8 for the PFA Player of the Year and chat about Arsenal's woes. #PL #betting #football #thepunt
          The FWA Podcast: Fri 7 April        
The Executive Secretary of the FWA, Paul McCarthy, joins Dave Kelner on this edition of the FWA Podcast. The pair chat about a number of issues, including David Moyes, Paul Pogba, Slaven Bilic and Chelsea's charge towards the title. #FWAPodcast #FWA #betting #football
          The FWA Podcast: Thursday 2 February        
Sky Sports Sunday Supplement presenter, Neil Ashton, joins William Hill's Dave Kelner to preview the live Premier League matches this weekend. The pair also chat about managers losing their cool and Chelsea romping their way to the title. #FWAPodcast #betting #football #PL
          Comment on Episode 202: A Chat With Jason Pitre About Spark by Jason Pitre        
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          Un cheval dans la salle de bain, Dirck Gently, Détective Holistique tome 1, Douglas Adams        
J'ai découvert il y a peu la série Dirk Gently produite par BBC America et disponible chez nous sur Netflix. C'est en voyant le "d'après Douglas Adams" que j'ai fait le rapprochement avec l'auteur du Guide du Voyageur Galactique. Comme j'ai bien aimé la série TV, et qu'un ami m'a filé le premier tome de la série littéraire, je me suis dis pourquoi pas.

Un cheval dans la salle de bain, Dirk Gently, Détective Holistique tome 1, Douglas Adams

Editeur : Folio
Collection : SF
Année de parution : 2003
Titre en Vo : Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Année de parution en VO : 1987
Nombre de pages: 375

A lire si :
- Vous aimez le non-sens
- Vous n'avez pas peur d'être perdu entre personnages et lieux
- Vous voulez une enquête qui n'en est pas vraiment une du moins par sa forme.

A ne pas lire si :
- Vous voulez de la cohérence partout

Présentation de l'éditeur :

De Sherlock Holmes à Philip Marlowe, il existe une longue tradition de détectives privés brillants, astucieux, à qui on ne la fait pas. Malheureusement, Dirk Gently n'en fait pas partie. Plus intéressé par la télékinésie, la physique quantique et les pizzas froides que par la chasse minutieuse aux indices, Dirk Gently emploie pour ses enquêtes des méthodes, disons... particulières, avec des résultats, disons... inattendus. Dirk Gently est un détective holistique. Chargé - sans fierté excessive - de retrouver un chat disparu, Gently va être confronté à un fantôme ahuri, un voyageur temporel, un secret dévastateur plus ancien que l'humanité et qui menace de la mener à une fin prématurée... et à un cheval, qui trône nonchalamment dans une salle de bains. En plus, le petit chat est mort.

Mon avis

Douglas Adams est un auteur dont je ne sais généralement que penser. Il est l'un de ces auteurs anglais qui manie à la perfection l'humour et le non-sens mais dont les histoires ont parfois du mal à me toucher (et cela même si je n'ai lu que les 3 premiers tomes de H2G2, qui m'ont semblé parfaitement inégal à cause de cela). Mais comme je le disais, un copain m'a refilé ce livre (et la suite de H2G2 aussi d'ailleurs) et j'ai vraiment adoré la série de 2016. Alors je me suis dit pourquoi pas. Surtout que j'avais bien besoin d'une lecture fraiche comme ça ces derniers temps.

J'aurais bien du mal à vous parler de l'histoire en elle-même tant elle part dans tous les sens. Je crois qu'Adams avait juste envie de se faire bien plaisir en y mettant un peu tout et n'importe quoi. Un tout et n'importe quoi qui pourtant ne l'est pas tant que ça. Douglas Adams a mélangé un certain nombre de genre pour réussir à créer une presque parfaite enquête policière. Et pourtant, cela ne semblait pas gagner du tout au départ.

L'interêt du roman, outre son humour, ce sont ses personnages. Et malheureusement, j'ai eu un peu de mal avec certain. Comme Richard, héros sans le savoir de ce premier tome. Enfin, héros... Disons que je n'apprécie que peu les personnages qui se laissent porter par les évènements, ce qui est son cas. Heureusement, Dirk Gently, qui n'apparait que plus tard, a eu toute mon attention. J'ai tout simplement adoré ce personnage qui semble tellement mais tellement à côté de la réalité. Là où Richard est pragmatique, lui est complètement hors réalité. Ses conversations sont juste énormes tant elle semble surréaliste. Il en va de même avec le professeur Reg Chronotis, vieil homme qui ne se souvient pas de tout et qui se répète bien souvent. J'ai vraiment aimé les personnages un peu loufoques de l'histoire, bien moins les plus pragmatiques. 

Et malheureusement il en va de même sur tout le livre. A chaque fois qu'on perd l'aspect humoristique, j'ai décroché du livre. Parce que ces moments-là sont particulièrement lent. Du moins, c'est l'impression que j'ai eu. De même, toute l'histoire du moine électrique, bien qu'amusante, m'a presque semblé de trop. Et c'est là quelque chose qui m'arrive souvent avec Douglas Adams, il en fait parfois trop (une impression que j'ai d'ailleurs retrouvé dans la série TV). Du coup, l'histoire en souffre pour moi. 

Il est amusant de lire les lignes d'Adams. J'ai passé un bon moment avec ce premier tome des aventures de Dirk Gently. Mais j'aurais aimé moins de longueur, plus de Dirk aussi. J'ai apprécié les réflexion sur l'absurdité du domaine informatique, celles sur la mort (qui se rapprocheraient presque  de Pratchett) ou encore l'importance de la musique. J'ai moins aimé pas mal de passage trop "sérieux" par rapport au reste, tout comme les longueurs (le monologue de Gordon au répondeur de sa soeur est parfaitement soporifique...). Finalement, c'est donc une lecture un peu en demie teinte, agréable à lire la plupart du temps mais parfois trop longue.

Pour finir, un petit mot sur la série ? Elle ressemble au livre tout en étant bien différente. Je l'ai trouvé bien plus déjantée, plus drôle aussi. La personnalité de Dirk est bien la même mais tout le reste est différent. L'histoire de Dirk a été entièrement revu, je suppose pour plaire un peu plus à un public plus jeune. Malgré les différences, l'esprit du roman est tout de même bien là. On retrouve Dirk, un compagnon qui se laisse un peu porter par ce qui lui arrive, du voyage dans le temps et ce côté un peu absurde du nonsense anglais. Après, est-ce que j'ai préféré le livre à la série ? Et bien, disons que j'ai trouvé dans les deux de quoi me plaire. Je ne saurais les départager.

          Le démon dans l'escalier, Julien Noel        
Je continue avec l'OPMORSE (d'ailleurs, cette semaine, ce sont les romans qui sont en promos)(désolée cher porte-monnaie...) et cette fois, c'est le seul livre dont vous êtes le héros que j'ai pris durant la promo la semaine passée. Oui, il n'y en avait qu'un qui m’intéressait (chose rare quand même chez Walrus). 

Le démon dans l'escalier, Julien Noel

Editeur : Walrus
Collection : Rendez-vous au 14
Année de parution : 2017
Format : epub

A lire si : 
- Vous aimez jouer
- Vous voulez une aventure un peu barré

A ne pas lire si :
- Vous aimez le compliqué
- Vous n'aimez pas les livres dont vous êtes le héros

Présentation de l'éditeur : 

Pas simple de gagner honnêtement sa vie de sorcier lorsque l’on est inconnu et qu’on n’a aucune relation dans le milieu. Pourtant on dirait que c’est votre jour de chance : on vous propose un job. Certes, on est venu vous pêcher dans un bar miteux et ces gens ont l’air d’être dotés de pouvoirs bien supérieurs aux vôtres. Mais soyez lucide : c’est sans doute votre seule chance de percer dans ce métier et de vous faire une réputation. A priori, il s’agit juste de rendre un petit service — un mage, un esprit, une invocation, un enchantement, un démon peut-être. Dans tous les cas, pas de quoi fouetter un chat. Mais pourquoi faire appel à vous si la mission est si facile ?
Vous vous sentez à la hauteur ? Tant mieux, car c’est vous qui serez aux commandes de cette courte aventure dont vous êtes le héros. À vous de faire les bons choix pour ne pas ruiner définitivement vos espoirs de devenir un sorcier reconnu.

Mon avis

J'en avais déjà parlé sur Plongée sur R'Lyeh de Loic Richard, les livres dont vous êtes le héro sont pour moi une sorte de madeleine de Proust. J'ai passé une bonne partie de mes vacances d'été entre 8 et 15 ans à dévorer ce genre de bouquin que je piquais allègrement à mon frère. Alors, de temps en temps, j'aime bien me replonger dans l'ambiance de l'adolescence. Et chez Walrus, les livres dont vous êtes le héros sont de qualité.

Ce Démon dans l'escalier vous fait devenir un sorcier de bas étage à qui l'on confie enfin une mission qui devrait redoré son blason. Dès le début, on sent l'aventure un peu barrée, à l'image des pulps chers à la maison d'édition du morse. Parce que le dit Démon dans l'escalier est du genre particulier et que vous êtes du genre pas forcément très aidé, je dirais. L'aventure n'en est pas moins savoureuse et je me suis prise au jeu avec facilité.

L'aventure est assez courte (bien plus que celle de Plongée sur R'Lyeh) et parfaite pour les débutants. Attention toutefois à prendre deux-trois notes car le héros va se voir douter de certaines armes ou compétences au cours de l'aventure. Or si comme moi, vous ne la faites pas en une seule journée (ce qui est plus que faisable d'ailleurs), vous risquez de ne plus savoir ce que vous avez ou non. Une aventure courte mais qui possède quelques embûches bien sympathiques (je suis du genre à chercher d'abord à perdre en répondant le plus crétinement possible rien que pour rire des morts ou défaites parfois bien stupide des personnages)(d'ailleurs pas de mort ici mais un contrat qui prend fin tout simplement). Ainsi votre serviteuse n'a pas terminé cinq fois son aventure en le faisant exprès pour quatre d'entre elles. Autant dire qu'il vous faut tout de même réfléchir un minimum avant de choisir le prochain chemin.

Au final, je me suis drôlement bien amusé avec ce Démon dans l'escalier. Les personnages secondaires sont sympathiques, le héros bien looser et le démon amusant (je ne veux pas en dire plus pour ne pas spoiler). Son seul point négatif, il est peut-être un peu trop court. J'aurais bien fait quelques heures de plus avec lui.

          Les Blaireaux se cachent pour Mourir, A gauche après l'asile, Saison 1, épisode 1, Jessie        
Premier achat de l'OPMORSE (d'ailleurs, cette semaine, ce sont les livres dont vous êtes le héros qui sont en promos)(j'ai chroniqué il y a un moment Plongée sur R'Lyeh y a un moment de ça)(toute mon enfance les LDVELH), cet épisode d'une série qui se veut loufoque aura fait mon week-end.

Les Blaireaux se cachent pour Mourir, A gauche après l'asile, Saison 1, épisode 1, Jessie

Editeur : Walrus
Collection : Pulp
Année de parution : 2016
Format : epub

A lire si : 
- Vous voulez du déjanté
- Vous voulez une enquête
- Vous voulez une héroine qui n'a pas la langue dans sa poche

A ne pas lire si :
- Vous n'aimez pas Lovecraft
- Vous voulez du calme et de la sérénité.

Présentation de l'éditeur : 

Comment décrire l’indescriptible ? Il se passe beaucoup de choses à Arkham, ce qui n’est pas pour déplaire à Casey Bolton, détective privée de l’occulte à la tête d’une agence qui se voit confier d’étranges enquêtes. Entourée de curieux spécimens plus ou moins aptes à mener à bien les noirs desseins des Grands Anciens, la jeune femme doit démêler d’extravagantes affaires... s ans jamais perdre son style (tout le reste pourra être négocié).
À ceux qui ont toujours su qu’HPL n’était pas devenu fou pour rien, ce livre va vous donner raison : aucune chance que vous sortiez indemne de la lecture des aventures de Casey Bolton. Les éditeurs et surveillants du Walrus Institute déclinent quant à eux toute responsabilité concernant la perte de vos points de santé mentale, mais s’engagent à prodiguer les meilleurs soins à Jessie, l’auteure de cette truculente fresque haute en couleur.

Mon avis

Qu'il va être compliqué de donner mon avis sur ce premier épisode d'une série qui je l'espère va continuer. Mais on va essayer, hein. Après tout, je suis là pour ça, hein. Donc allons-y.

Prenez un peu beaucoup de Lovecraft, son univers, ses dieux emblématiques..., prenez ensuite une détective qui n'a pas réellement de chance et qui ouvre parfois un peu trop sa gueule, une étudiante trop parfaite, un footballeur américain coqueluche de son équipe qui broute méchamment le gazon, un humeur parfois douteux, de l'action, de l'occulte et vous obtiendrez "A gauche après l'asile", un bon pulp comme Walrus aime publier, comme j'aime les lire. Barré complet et tellement addictif. 

Jessie c'est inspiré du jeu de rôle "L’appel de Cthulhu" et des divers écrits de Lovecraft pour nous pondre sa série. Mais si on ne connait pas l'oeuvre de Lovecraft (ou comme moi, le jeu de rôle), ce n'est pas bien grave. Bon, on va rater deux trois références surement, mais on va quand même bien profiter de l'épisode. Ce qui est agréable. Pas besoin de connaitre par cœur la bibliographique horrifique de Lovecraft pour lire A Gauche après l'Asile. Et ça c'est bien. 

D'ailleurs, on finit rapidement par oublier le monsieur pour Casey Bolton. Casey, c'est tout une histoire. Un personnage comme je les apprécie. Forte en bouche, quelque peu barrée, la réplique facile, tout comme la critique et par qu'envers les autres (même si), la courtoisie en berne. Et elle n'a pas la seule à m'avoir plu. Son équipe est loin d'être ennuyante, entre une tueuse à gage androgyne, une étudiante blonde bien trop parfaite et son garde du corps à la poitrine imposante et j'en passe vu que pour l'instant, nous ne les avons pas tous rencontrer. Ben oui, c'est un épisode d'introduction, faut laisser quelques surprises pour les autres. D'ailleurs, si l'équipe semble déjà bien particulière, elle n'est pas seule. Les personnages secondaires sont tous aussi succulents. Mention spéciale d'ailleurs à Soeur Marie que j'espère découvrir un peu plus dans les autres épisodes (pis je veux le reste de l'équipe aussi)

On ajoute donc à des références fort sympathiques (d'ailleurs, même si l'action se déroule dans les années 1920 et quelques les références à notre culture sont trouvables)(style vampire qui clignote et scintille par exemple), des personnages déjantés, une écriture rapide et non dépourvue d'humour. Un combo gagnant avec moi et qui fait de cette série un vrai petit plaisir pour amateur de pulp walrusien.
Et en plus de ça, si jamais vous n'en avez pas eu assez, on peut retrouver tous les jours des textes d'environ 100 mots sur le blog de l'auteure qui tournent autour de la série (même si parfois l'autrice fait référénce à une saison future, me semble pas qu'il y ait de gros spoiler) : le névronomicon.

          Les Chevaliers de Mars, Le Château des Etoiles, tome 3, Alex Alice        
Hier, en allant sur un autre site de travail, je suis passée devant la librairie. Et il était en vitrine, bien voyant. Hier, en rentrant chez moi, je me suis arrêtée à la librairie, et j'en ai aussi profiter pour me prendre le dernier tome des Outrepasseurs. Hier, à peine rentrée à la maison, j'ai dévoré la bande dessinée (mais pourquoi est-elle si courte ?). Bref, hier, j'ai retrouvé Séraphin, Sophie et Hans pour une nouvelle aventure.

Les Chevaliers de Mars, Le Château des Etoiles, tome 3, Alex Alice

Editeur : Rue de Sèvres
Collection : /
Année de parution : 2017
Nombre de pages : 60

A lire si :
- Vous avez aimé le tome 1
- Vous aimez le steampunk et Jules Verne
- Vous voulez de beaux dessins accompagnent une bonne histoire

A ne pas lire si :
- Vous ne voulez pas de jeunes héros

Présentation de l'éditeur : 

1870. En plein dix-neuvième siècle, le sort de la Terre se joue sur Mars ! Dans cette suite de la série à succès Le Château des étoiles , récompensée par de nombreux prix, Séraphin et ses amis sont de retour sur Terre. Après avoir révélé au monde le secret du voyage spatial, ils ont trouvé refuge dans un manoir breton. Mais leur engin volant est désormais l'objet de toutes les convoitises ! Alors que le père de Séraphin est en voyage à Londres, le manoir est cerné par des brumes lourdes de menaces... Spectres, ou espions prêts à tout pour mettre la main sur le précieux engin ? Nouvelles machines, complots internationaux, têtes couronnées, expéditions au-delà de l'espace... La course à l'éther est lancée, et la paix sur Terre est désormais entre les mains de Séraphin et des Chevalier de Mars !

Mon avis

La Conquête de l'espace, premier tome de cette série , m'avait particulièrement plus, le second tout autant. Autant dire que j'avais plus que hâte de lire la suite. Alors forcément, cette couverture rouge m'a attirée. Moi qui m'étais promis de ne pas aller toutes les semaines à la librairie...  Bref, je suis faible, je le sais, et ça ne me dérange pas tant que ça. Mais que vaut-il ce nouveau tome à la belle couverture rouge ?

On retrouve Séraphin, Sophie et Hans en bretagne, quelques temps après leur retour de la Lune. Ils ont donné les plans du moteur à Ether au monde, voit le début de la conquête de l'Ether par les nations sans pouvoir rien y faire. Pendant ce temps, les scientifiques essaient de réguler tout cela, de ne pas faire de cette conquête une nouvelle guerre. Mais alors que le professeur Dulac est à Londres, il se fait enlever par les Prussiens. Prussiens qui comptent bien conquérir Mars. Une planète qui attire aussi les jeunes gens, puisque d'après les calculs de Sophie, Ludwig de Bavière doit s'y trouver.

Mais bien entendu, rien ne se passe comme prévu. Les Prussiens veulent l'éthérine ramenée de la Lune et attaque la cachette de nos héros. Débarque alors l'impératrice Sissi qui va leur permettre de s'envoler une nouvelle fois vers l'Ether, et plus précisement vers Mars avec deux missions, retrouver le père de Séraphin et le roi Ludwig.

L'histoire nous entraîne rapidement sur cette seconde partie de la conquête de l'Ether. Et il faut bien dire qu'elle est passionnante, mais vraiment. Entre une Sophie qui semble être en manque d'Ether, un Séraphin qui doute de plus en plus, un Hans toujours égal à lui-même (ce personnage mérite pourtant plus que de sembler être le bout en train du groupe), on découvre rapidement l'importance qu'à pris leur voyage dans leur vie. En plus de cela, l'Ether est devenue la chose à conquérir, que se soit scientifiquement parlant ou politiquement parlant. Tous les enjeux d'une telle découverte sont présentés, même si de manière parfois un peu simpliste (ok, il n'y a que 60 pages dans ce tome, c'est aussi un peu normal).

Et puis, comme toujours, les planches sont juste magnifiques. J'aime vraiment tout ce travail à l'aquarelle où l'on voit tout de même un peu le dessin préparatif. J'aime les nuances de couleurs dans les ciels terriens ou non d'Alex Alice. Je trouve que cela donne tout le charme de la bande dessinée. Non mais vraiment, les paysages quoi et les ciels. C'est juste beau quoi. Et ça va si bien avec cette ambiance steampunk. 

Au final, vous l'aurez compris, j'ai juste beaucoup beaucoup aimé ce troisième tome. Et je veux le quatrième maintenant (je veux beaucoup de chose maintenant en même temps, heureusement que la réalité est tout autre par rapport à mes envies, sinon, vingt quatre ne me suffiraient pas). 

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    Hartford federal jury awards $170K compensatory damages & 32K punitive damages in 4th Amendment / fatal dog shooting case. Costs and attorney fees to be awarded after eight years of litigation expected to total $500,000 - $700,000, possibly more.


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    By Andy Thibault

    This is the haunting voice of trauma inflicted on a 12-year-old girl:

    “That day never goes away. It’s like I can’t really escape it, no matter how hard I try. I should have done something – anything – to stop that bullet from hitting him in the head.”

    And here is some police scanner chatter about the shooting:

    “Have you got anybody hit?

    “Negative, negative, just a dog.

    “We’re all set, shut down the lights. I don’t want a scene here at the, uh, neighborhood.”

    The shooting occurred after school on Dec. 20, 2006 on Enfield Street in Hartford’s North End. The girl, known as K. Harris, suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and became suicidal.

    The U.S. Second Circuit of Appeals ruled two years ago that the cops were trespassing and ordered a trial just to determine damages. The Second Circuit ruling overturned a 2012 verdict by an all-suburban jury in Hartford U.S. District Court supporting the home invasion by police.

    The appeals court also opened the door to both compensatory and punitive damages. Now – as a trial on the amount to award the plaintiff is scheduled to begin Monday – the city is trying to weasel out of its obligation and in the process throwing the cops it promised to indemnify under the bus.

    The Associated Press reported over the weekend that the city of Hartford had reversed its position to indemnify the officers found at fault by the appeals court. Hartford Police Union President Richard Holton told the AP that officers Johnmichael O’Hare and Anthony Pia had been “hung out to dry.”

    Friday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Martinez ordered the officers’ personal assets attached in the amount of 1.4 million – O’Hare at $750,000 and Pia at $650,000.



    In a documentary which premiered this summer at the Toronto Film Festival, K. Harris recalls letting her dog – a St. Bernard named Seven – outside after school and then hearing a commotion in her front yard.


    “There was a police officer standing over Seven with a gun pointed at Seven. I yelled at him, please, no, don’t shoot my dog!

    “He looked at me dead in my eyes for like a second and then he took a step and then he shot Seven in the head. The police officer was like, ‘I’m sorry, Ma’am, your dog isn’t going to make it.’

    “My life ended right there.”

    Because the officers lacked a warrant or probable cause to invade the Harris property, they violated the family’s Fourth Amendment rights ...

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  •           Druze Tea        

    Herbal arrangement for tea brewing
    For those unfamiliar with the Druze culture, it is unique to the Levant (Lebanon, Syria and Israel). This minority group originated about a thousand years ago in the Ismaillia sect of early Islam, and was largely prosecuted after splitting off from it. Therefore, mate

    they usually dwell on mountains and have long tradition of bravery since they've always needed to fend for themselves in a rather hostile environment. In Israel, the Druze communities are all located in the north - from Mount Carmel in the largest Druze town Daliat el Carmel and all the way up north to the Western Galilee, the Golan Heights especially around Mount Hermon.

    Near my village alone there are four Druze villages - Jath, Yanuh, Yirka and Julis. We've held strong friendly relationships with our Druze neighbours. Growing up, two elders from the village Yanuh will travel on foot or by donkey and come help us build our village - they taught our parents how to built terraces from the many rocks around here so that we can grow crops along the hillsides, how to cultivate wild olives and do the grafting so the trees grow strong and bear good fruit, and we went every summer to the miller and grind our wheat (when we still grew our own), and every autumn to line up with all the other olive growers and press our olives into fine olive oil and buy handmade olive soap that was made on the spot from the pommace left from the pressing process. As the nearby village Yirka developed into a small town bustling with businesses - we go there also to do most of our shopping and other business (that's where I usually go to the ship my online orders, by the way), and continue to build business and work relations with our neighbours. My house (both the old and the new part) was built almost entirely by a Birka-Born team of construction experts who became my closest new friends since moving here, and their wives come to practice Pilates with me.

    Growing up here, I remember my mom being especially enthusiastic about learning from the Druze women about the bounty of edible and medicinal wild plants around here. From them she also learned to drink olive oil in the morning on empty stomach, and how to make a special scorpion antidote (from the scorpion that stung you, fried in olive oil). I never tried either, and probably never will. But I do love to learn from them about the nearly magical properties of the plants that grow everywhere around here. It's as if there is an entire pharmacy out in the open, here in the wild. 

    Besides, there is much to be learned from the Druze traditional way of living, which is very family centred and values hospitality and taking the time to sit and enjoy a cup of anything - tea, coffee, and more and more coffee. The latter is served everywhere you go - from the hardware store to the mobile phone shop. And of course you can't enter a home without being invited for at least a cup of coffee, and if it's dinnertime - to break bread with the whole family.

    Ka'kat Isfar
    As is widespread in all of Israel - among both the Arab and Jewish population - the Druze adore za'atar, sage and the many wild harvested and then dried herbs from around here. They are  popular as digestifs or medicinal brews for various ailments or as preventative measures: wild sage, white mint, savory, wild oregano, and more are either infused on their own or added, dried or fresh, to black tea.  The love for za'atar is so profound that it is even added to some sweet pastries, such as this traditional ka'akat isfar ("yellow cake") - a mildly sweet yeasted flatbread that is coloured with turmeric and additionally spiced with sesame and nigella seeds, hints of za'atar (this umbrella name could be wild oregano, savoury or thyme - more on that in another post), and hints of mysterious spices that I'm yet to identify (I detected nutmeg and perhaps even some cardamom or allspice but I can't be sure of the latter two). It has become a favourite of mine, but is never found in a pastry shop. Some families would sell their traditional homemade ka'kat isfar when they make it, and the recipes vary. The first one I tried was only spiced with turmeric. This particular version that I'm very fond of was made by a random person I met on one of my traveling tea parties, and I doubt I will be able to taste ever again. The only recipe I found that seems close is written in Arabic and I'm far from being proficient enough to follow a recipe in that language.

    Many of my Vancouver perfume studio guests have been indirectly introduced to Druze culture through the special tea I would brew each winter (we fondly called it "witch brew") of dried hulnejan (a particular type of dried galangal root) and ginger roots, which is simmered forever in a large pot, simultaneously cleansing the air, warming the chest and keeping colds at bay. It is often served with pecan nuts sprinkled on top, and a lot of sugar, which is how most Druze like their teas. I personally prefer it unsweetened, and like to add cinnamon bark which has its own natural sweetness. Sometimes I would add honey but not often.

    But Hulnejan is not the only interesting thing about the Druze tea culture. As it turns out, in the 19th Century, many Druze - especially from Syria - left for Argentina, and they brought back with them mate, and a special fondness for this unique South American concoction. They drink it socially, sharing the same bombilla (the silver straw), traditionally sucked from the tea which is brewed in a dried decorative gourd.

    Mate, Druze-style

    In this photo, I am holding a dainty cup of mate that was offered to me on the streets of Majdal Shams, a remote Druze village come ski tourist town on Mount Hermon (Jabal Sheikh), formerly part of Syria. 

    On Saturday morning, we were having a hard time finding a place to eat breakfast. The breakfast place recommended to us the night before was still closed at 8:30am - it turns out it was them who had the wedding the night before with the parade that blocked the streets) - and so we were directed by a local lady to a corner shop that sells coffee, cigarettes, local cherries and freshly whipped before your eyes malyukh (Druze flat bread that is baked on top of a saj - an iron dome much like an upside down wok) on top of open fire. The bread is baked only on one side, than folded and smeared with generous amounts of labneh (soft cheese made from strained yoghurt), za'atar mixture, and homemade hot sauce that I swear was spiked with cinnamon.  We were also offered black tea "on the house" which turned to be fragrant with "Ootra" - Arabic for the popular Pelargonium graveness. The lady was impressed with my Arabic (very basic, but still better than nothing) and even more so that I recognized what she put in the tea and know the Arabic name for it.

    I chatted her up as I was munching on the malyukh and sipping the tea, and learned that while Majdal Shams is not as big as Yirka - it is a lot more "modern" to her words. There is a high percentage of post-secondary education, most of which was acquired in Syria, where up until the civil war was offered for free to all Syrian citizens. As a background - you should know that up until 1967, the Golan Heights and Mt. Hermon, including the four Druze villages  there - Majdal Shams, Mas'ade, Ein Kiniya and Buq'ata - were under Syrian rule, and their culture is quite different than what you'll find in the Galilee. One thinks of the border between Israel and Syria (sworn enemies since the establishment of the state of Israeli in 1948) as hermetically sealed, but in fact there was a dynamic flow of the Druze population between the countries - especially for weddings and for family reunions, but also for studying abroad. This lady's brother lived in Syria for many years - he went there to study medicine, got married and lived there until the war started, and then requested to return, and came back to Israel via Jordan with his wife and their children.

    We finished our delicious breakfast, thanked the lady and crossed the street to where our car was parked, right in front of a bakery (the only other place that was already open by 9am). In front of it, two ladies sat on a bench and a couple of upside-down plastic grocery boxes, boiling water on a portable gas stove and sipping non other than mate from a dainty little jug. I was so astonished I could not hold my gasp of delight. In return, they offered me to sit down and join them, rinsing the bombilla with boiled water from the kettle and pouring fresh water over and over the mate to bring out the flavour time and again. I was so thrilled that even though we're only two hours drive from home, and are already experiencing new culture that is so different yet invites us to share a cup of tea together.
    I had a couple of jugs of mate with them and thanked the big spirit that's in this world that encouraged me to finally set up on my tea journey. 

              Yurt Life         
    We are moving into my mom's charming little yurt today!

    While waiting for our permanent home to be renovated (which, as it turns out, takes even longer than building a new home) - we've been living semi-nomadic life for close to four months now, about three of them in a yurt.

    Life in the yurt is different. There is no way around it (pun intended). For one thing, it provides a round space, that encompasses most of life's functions in one area: cooking, eating, reading, puzzling, snuggling, cat-feeding (an extra duty we've picked up on the way to freedom - not unlike an unwanted pregnancy that you just can't get herself to terminate), office work (whenever my MacBook Air has enough power to work for me - not to mention its battered battery now needs replacement, which turns out to be a HUGE ordeal in the land of milk and honey), Pilates practice, and even occasional entertaining (when it rains even my dear family avoids it like the plague). It's not truly all in one space, because it actually has an annex to the north, with the washroom (including a shower and a compost toilet - a killer combination for dirt and cleanliness), as well as a sleeping den which has beautiful greenery all around it, as it is built from old wooden windows.

    That beauty comes with the price of this space being as cold as the outdoors in the winter. In the summer this room is actually a lifesaver, because the yurt collects way too much heat, although it is much better insulated than the sleeping den - even when its skylight is open. We don't have an oven, but were able to pull together delicious and nourishing meals from the two-flamed gas stove, and have even prepared some raw treats for our daily tea parties. To be perfectly frank - mostly, we've been lazy and buying baklava and cookies whenever we are in the vicinity of a bakery - so I am now in the know of where to get good baked goods. I'm sure this knowledge will come in handy in the not so far future, even after we're back to our productive baking life. When it comes to baking, it's always good to have a good back-up plan.

    Of course, that did not stop us from being experimental in the kitchen, trying new ingredients such as nigella seed spread and authentic freekeh, which is an amazing way of preparing green wheatberries by burning them off the wheat chaff. The result is a smoky, nutty grain that is delicious and easy to cook (and digest) and really gives unmistakable character to dishes (the one I bought in Canada was actually stale wheat dyed green). More on that in another post!

    To sum it up - living in a yurt is "an experience". Just like camping is an experience. In camping terms this is a five star facility. I'm sure with its running water and gas-operated refrigerator it is also considered a luxury in comparison to straw huts in Africa or yurts in the Mongolian steppes. You get the picture. It's an experience. And we're three months into it and can't wait to experience something else.

    To lift the edge off the nervous anticipation for proper housing, I've decided to compile a little list of fragrances (both mundane and wearable) that will let you into this experience, even if just a little... This compilation is a random array of fragrance fit for yurt life, even though I imagine most people who choose to live in this humble abode would rather dab some animal fat and cooked cabbage juice behind their ear than any designer's fragrance. Nevertheless, I find the task amusing, and I hope it will make for a fun read.

    We are moving into my mom's charming little yurt today! Here is a view of the inside.

    I also hope that my mom does not get hurt because apparently in our parts of the world, patience ("Savlanut") is considered a virtue (which very few uphold), and also belongs grammatical to the same root as the word suffering ("Sevel"). And in this part of the world, stating the facts is considered complaining... I'm sure those who choose to live in a yurt or even just stay in it for a short amount of time will thoroughly enjoy it - it is cute, rustic, pretty, calm and completely in tune with nature. You get to experience all the elements - fire (sun), air (wind), water (we have running water, and thankfully also very little of water leakage despite its very temporary feel); and last but not least - you can't get any closer to earth than this. It is a very, very earthy dwelling and you really feel Mother earth's belly as you tickle it with your slippers walking to and fro. Last but not least: nothing compares to coming out of the yurt at night and seeing the clear black skies dotted with bright stars.

    Muscs Kublai Khan - for the obvious body odour effect - musk-enhanced unwashed hair and sweaty armpits with hints of rose and aldehydes.

    Kiehl's Fig Leaf & Sage - milky herbacous weirdness. It's unusual yet very easy to wear and has a freshness without being boring. It also goes well with the cucumber and parsley scented products we currently have in the house - hand wash, shampoo and conditioner. Something green and clear-smelling yet non pretentious.

    Aromatics Elixir - an earthy, big sage scent that is sophisticated yet at the same time rustic enough to wear in the wilderness. Especially grateful for it on cold wintry days.

    Arabie - the spice market, sweat and dusty cobblestones - and all the spices I have in storage (and don't have in my kitchen) kvetched into one bottle. Awesome.

    Coco Noir - the opposite of yurt life: polished, elegant, artificial and urban. Jasmine, berries and plums, rose, patchouli, musk and vetiver with a a dusting of cocoa.

    Poivre Samarkand - because I heard that there are also yurts in Samarkand (Uzbekistan). Can't find any perfume inspired by Mongolia (which is where the yurts supposedly originate). Besides, it's a perfect sprinkle of heat on those chilly nights when the shower runs only boiling water or ice cold ones, and when you step out of the shower it's the same temperatures as outside (not as extreme as in Canada, but 5-11c is cold enough to feel like real winter).

    Musc Nomade (Annick Goutal) - I'm picking this one because of the name alone. I remember smelling it very vaguely and that is was vegetal and delicate... Admittedly I'm also too lazy to go digging in my shipping container now and find the little box where I "filed" all my music samples but I'm pretty sure I've only tried it once when I was in Paris.

    Tam Dao - if you've ever encountered compost toilet, you know that it's the human equivalent of hamster cage. pine or cedar shavings are used to cover up the mess, and the result is a more subdued version of human waste, that eventually turns into a nice scent of the forest floor. Anyway, this explanation made me think of Tam Dao, which is a fine sandalwood and cedar fragrance and also has some clean smelling musks underneath, to make you forget all the other business.

    Tea for Two - We've been enjoying my limited selection of teas that I make a point of finishing off. True to form, we've been brewing lots of chai, which I've been already giving you plenty of recipes for... And of course Hulnejan - the wonderful root brew of galangal, dried ginger and cassia bark.
    Zangvil also reminds me of this "witch brew" with its notes of fresh and dried ginger, honey, amber, jasmine and ginger lily.

    Finjan - we've been drinking lots of espresso on the stove top mocha machine, and lots of Arabic/Druze/Turkish coffee (each nationality claims it as their own - but essentially this is very dark roasted coffee with cardamom that is brewed on the stove). The latter is well represented in the perfuem I created titled Finjan (the name of the little porcelain "shot" cups that you sip the coffee from; mistakenly, most Israelis refer to the little pot used to brew it as "finjan" - but its real name is "Ralai").

    Mastic - Whenever it rains or gets really chilly, the mastica bushes and wild ivy behind the yurt release their fresh, green-balsamic scent. Grin's smell encompasses this verdant freshness with its notes of galbanum, violet, oakmoss and a classic floral bouquet.

    Geranium and Wild Oranges - My citrus orchard was overcome by wild orange shoots, and I've really let it go. We finally pruned the orchard this fall, which mean an overwhelming amount of wild oranges that had to be put into use somehow. The result? An orange cello with a touch of herbs from the yurt's garden, among them rose geranium. One sip of this liquor is enough to uplift the spirits.





              Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Battlefield Moments Ep.3        

    Man, the UMP looks amazing, the ATVs look as fun as hell, and the "Merry Christmas Bravo 2" radio chatter, all of which just made my day.


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    Erleben Sie mit Art & Photo Urbschat die Shootingwelten des neuen Jahrtausends! Einladung zum Tag der offenen Tür am 6. April 2014 von 11 bis 17 Uhr! In den neuen Räumen am Kurfürstendamm 157 hat die dritte Generation der Familie Urbschat ein ...

              2013-02-14 / Valentinstag-Special des Kosmetikstudios KU64        
    Strahlendes Lächeln am Valentinstag Schenken Sie sich und Ihrem Schatz ein strahlend weißes Lächeln zum Valentinstag! Das Kosmetikstudio „KU64 cosmetics & White Lounge“ am Kurfürstendamm 65 verhilft Ihnen zu einem tollen Valentinstag – mit einem Gutschein für ein professionelles BriteSmile-Bleaching ...

              KAWASAN KOMERSIL CITRAGARDEN LAMPUNG        

    KAWASAN KOMERSIL CITRAGARDEN LAMPUNG




    Sebagai hunian yang mengambil konsep First Class Living, CitraGarden Lampung tidak hanya membangun rumah untuk tempat tinggal, namun juga mengembangkan 2 lokasi Kawasan Komersil : Kawasan Bisnis dan Kawasan Kuliner bagi penghuni 'perumahan'.

    KAWASAN BISNIS CITYWALK

                                   CityWalk Komplek Ruko CitraGarden Lampung

    Kawasan Komersil Bisnis CityWalk
    merupakan kompleks Ruko yang mengusung konsep double deckers.  Dengan konsep ini, CitraGarden Lampung memberikan kesempatan menarik bagi pemilik ruko untuk melakukan hingga  2 (dua) jenis usaha berbeda pada 1 ruko.

    KAWASAN KULINER LITTLE EUROPE


                                   LittleEurope Kawasan Kuliner CirtraGarden Lampung

    LittleEurope
    merupakan sebuah kawasan kuliner dengan konsep makan, ngobrol, dan hiburan (eat, chat, & entertainment). LittleEurope berkembang menjadi suatu kawasan bisnis yang memberikan kenyamanan bagi pengusaha dan pengunjungnya, antara lain: parkir yang luas, bebas biaya parkir dan pungutan liar.

    LittleEurope dilengkapi dengan wahana permainan, lapangan basket, lapangan futsal, live music, serta area outdoor untuk berbincang-bincang sambil menikmati kuliner.

    LittleEurope cocok untuk usaha: Cafe resto, book store, fashion boutique, beauty clinic, healthcare store, music store, baby shop, mini market, florist, bakery store, hobby shop, bridal house, dan fitness centre.



    Kawasan Komplek CitraGarden secara umum, dan Kawasan Komersil CitraGarden Lampung bahkan menjadi semacam Tempat Hunting Foto dan Wisata bagi anak-muda Bandar Lampung.  Suatu potensi bisnis lain yang muncul seiring waktu.


    Segera memiliki Tempat Bisnis di CityWalk & Little Europe,
    langsung hubungi (klik) Citra Property Land


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              A Snapchat video showed a crying infant in a refrigerator. Two babysitters have been arrested. - Washington Post        

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              Nuevas Fotos de Robert Pattinson condunciendo por LA (18/06/2013)        

    Robert Pattinson fue visto anoche cuando se disponía a salir del Hotel Chateau Marmont en Los Angeles:


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              [Añadidas Nuevas HQs] Nuevas Fotos y Video de Robert Pattinson dejando el Chateau Marmont (09/05/2013)        
    Robert Pattinson fue visto saliendo del Chateau Marmont. Esto ocurrió el pasado 9 de Mayo. Abajo podreis ver las fotos y el video:


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              Julie & Robert: “As we continued talking, my love for him grew stronger!”        

    Robert was in the chat room on ChristianMingle when I entered, and he greeted me...

    The post Julie & Robert: “As we continued talking, my love for him grew stronger!” appeared first on Believe by ChristianMingle.


              Five Ways to Have the Best-Ever Virtual Genealogy Conference!        
    Can you believe how fast summer is sailing by? Which means the Family Tree University Virtual Genealogy Conference is right around the corner, Sept. 13 to 15.

    This online event has the excitement and shared knowledge of a genealogy conference, without the expense and difficulty of travel and being away from family and work. Or the pressure to change out of your fuzzy slippers.


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    You get a weekend of video classes (which you can download to keep), networking with genealogy researchers and experts via our conference message boards, and a live keynote. Classes and Q&A sessions cover genetic genealogy, websites, methodology, organizing and preserving your research, and ethnic research.

    I hope you'll join me there. Use coupon code FALLVCEARLY to save $40 on registration! (Code expires Aug. 11, 2017.)

    As a seasoned Virtual Conference attendee, I've got a few tips for making the most of the experience:

    1. Peruse the program ahead of time.
    Most of the conference is on-demand—you log in to watch videos and post to the message board any time during the conference. But Lisa Louise Cooke's keynote presentation on Sunday, "Big Pictures in Little Details," is live, as are the expert Q&A sessions on the message boards. Mark the scheduled bits on your calendar (remember the Virtual Conference is on East Coast Time).

    Since you can download the classes to watch again, don't worry if you can't squeeze them all into the weekend. But do try to watch the ones most related to your research during the conference so you can discuss them on the message boards.

    2. Free up some time.
    The time-saving convenience of attending from home is a MAJOR draw. But carve out some time over the weekend to watch the videos and chat on the message boards. The Virtual Conference genealogy inspiration gets me excited about trying new strategies and resources, so I usually want to spend some time researching, too.

    I minimize errands that weekend, and declare a pizza night for the kids. Daddy does something fun with them and we grant them more screen time. Therefore, my children enjoy the Virtual Conference almost as much as I do!

    3. Log in on Friday.
    Even if you're not planning on doing much conferencing on Friday, take 15 minutes to log in, go over the orientation and click around the conference. Make sure you can download a video. If you have any problems accessing the conference content, just post to the Technical Issues board and we'll address it as quickly as possible.

    4. Play along.
    You'll get the most benefit out of the classes and opportunities to interact with others if your research is fresh in your mind. Go over your tree before the conference to refamiliarize yourself with difficult ancestors. Make a list of your surnames and places for the surnames message board.

    A lot of action happens on those boards! Introductions are made, tips shared, questions answered, brick walls solved, books and websites recommended. We'll even exchange recipes and family stories. Check here often during the conference, post your questions, and answer other peoples'.

    5. Get comfy.
    Everyone talks about how great it is to do genealogy in your pajamas. NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!! Wear your comfiest PJs and fuzziest slippers. Don't bother doing your hair. Make some coffee or tea, fetch your favorite snack and pad over to your computer. Revel in it.

    Visit FamilyTreeUniversity.com to check out the conference details and sign up today. Remember to save $40 (before Aug. 11) with coupon code FALLVCEARLY!


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              PERS Summit lines up 2017 speakers        
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    AvantGuard has several speakers lined up for its upcoming PERS Summit, to be held here Sept. 26-28, as well as some of the events.

    This year’s PERS Summit will start with a tour of AvantGuard’s recently remodeled facility. “We’ve got about 25,000 square feet and three levels, and the building will be completely remodeled, inside and out, by the time the event starts. So, people will really get to see—hands on—how that monitoring of the PERS devices works,” Sonja Jorgenson, AvantGuard’s director of marketing, told Security Systems News.

    Aron Ralston will be one of the conference’s keynote speakers. “His story is told in that movie, 127 hours,” Jorgenson noted. Ralston was exploring a Utah canyon when his arm got caught, forcing Ralston to amputate the limb.

    One of the speakers will be Eric Allen, an attorney who can speak to certain marketing techniques. “His expertise is … issues that are raised when businesses are contacting customers through texting and automated calls. He really understands that, the regulations, and the new rules that are coming out in 2017.”

    Laurie Orlov, another speaker at the conference, is focused on aging-in place.  “She has an interesting background in technology, especially targeted to aging seniors,” Jorgenson said. “She’s going to share some predictions about what those technology trends are going to look like in 2017 and beyond.”

    The Summit’s other speakers have not yet been announced.

    “Then, every year, we have a panel of experts in the industry and we talk about a relevant issue. Last time, we talked about fall detection and [the panelists’] feelings about that, and where [the technology] was and if it was really helpful,” Jorgenson said. “We haven’t disclosed what that topic will be yet, but that panel discussion’s always a big talking point.”

    Jorgenson said that AvantGuard hopes to give attendees more access to the presentations at this Summit, which will allow attendees to further review information after returning from the conference. “I think there will be a lot of information, … so, it’s a lot to digest in just a couple days,” she said.

    The company also sends an anonymous survey to its dealers, which asks about a range of topics, including the software that dealers use or the types of customers dealers are seeing, AvantGuard marketing assistant Alex Flitton said. “We actually have a lot of really good feedback so far,” he told SSN. “All of this information will be compiled and interpreted by some of the experts in the industry, to present to our attendees.”

    Networking is another benefit of the event, Flitton noted. “It just puts a lot of like-minded people in a really solid environment where they can interact,” he said.

    The Summit will be held at The Chateaux Deer Valley in Park City, Utah. The conference has been here for each conference.


              F# + ML |> MVP Summit: Talk recordings, slides and source code        

    I was fortunate enough to make it to the Microsoft MVP summit this year. I didn't learn anything secret (and even if I did, I wouldn't tell you!) but one thing I did learn is that there is a lot of interest in data science and machine learning both inside Microsoft and in the MVP community. What was less expected and more exciting was that there was also a lot of interest in F#, which is a perfect fit for both of these topics!

    When I visited Microsoft back in May to talk about Scalable Machine Learning and Data Science with F# at an internal event, I ended up chatting with the organizer about F# and we agreed that it would be nice to do more on F#, which is how we ended up organizing the F# + ML |> MVP Summit 2015 mini-conference on the Friday after the summit.


              Green gloves and a blogger meet up!        
    I'll get to the green gloves in a bit...


    On Wednesday I led a Ramblers walk of 7 miles. It was a chilly, overcast day and we were cold at the start but soon warmed up. Everyone enjoyed the walk including me! It was the same walk that I did the first time I ever led a walk back in May 2016, but I reversed it and added on a short bit to the end. I've now led 3 walks for the Ramblers and want to find a new walk to lead for the Autumn programme.


    Trousers are from the Tesco outlet shop, boots present from daughter this Christmas. Every thing else is charity shopped.


    I went for a rummage on Thursday afternoon after the food shopping. I went to the Kempston charity shops as I hadn't been for a while. I got quite a few summer items for the grandsons and for myself some green earrings 75p; a white top 1.00; and finally an animal print blouse in brown; 2.49 in the Keech Hospice shop. A yellow  scoop neck top for 2.99 in the Cat's Protection League and last but not least, a turquoise bracelet and ring; 1.00 each from the Day Hospice shop. I didn't bother going to the Barnardo's shop as I was chazza'ed out by then.


    I wonder if any of you know what this tree is? I saw it whilst collecting the youngest grandson from school - it's just around the corner and I thought it was so striking. Please let me know what it is as I haven't a clue!


    I bought this necklace in a charity shop in Derry for 2.50. Top and shirt also charity shopped.

    On Friday, I went walking by myself and it was a brilliant walk. The weather was pleasant; bright but windy. I saw my first swallows of the year and you know what that means don't you? It means summer's here! At last. Thank the Lord and pass the gravy. I'm sick of overcast skies and wind and cold...


    Jeans from the 1.00 rail at Barnardo's Great Denham bought on a rummage with Linda; man's shirt £1.00 box Keech; cardigan 1.99 Red Cross shop. Boots; DDB.


    All jewellery charity shopped.

    Top by Wallis; charity shopped, Country Casuals jacket; charity shopped. Trousers; La Redoute sale and black brogues; Tesco outlet.

    It was no longer summer on Saturday, in fact it was overcast and cold again.  But despite the weather I went to Rushden for a blogger meet up. It's the first one for me and it was with the very lovely Kelly of the Mother of Reinvention blog HERE.  Kelly's blog states she is a:

    Plus-Sized Sewing Scientist with a Love of Corsets, Kittens & Cake! Vintage Seamstress, Novice Knitter and All-Round Crafty Type.

     It was a pleasure to meet Kelly.  She had moved to Rushden five weeks previously for a new job and luckily really likes her new town and neighbourhood. It was so nice to meet another blogger and I felt I had known Kelly for ages already through reading her blog


    We started with a cup of tea and a chat and then went rummaging! We had a fab time and started by visiting the most excellent Salvation Army charity shop where Kelly's friend, Bill, joined us. Kelly found some lovely material - she loves to sew. She also found some great square plates with matching bowls, some cookie cutters and a cute pottery butter dish. I found some earrings for 50p, a lace skirt for 3.50, some wool for 50p and a boring, but useful, tupperware dish; also 50p. We went on to visit 4 other charity shops where I bought a large cake tin and that was it. Then in true blogger fashion we all decamped to Wetherspoons for a drink and some lunch!

    Kelly and I plan to meet up again and next time we'll go to Kettering or Northampton - both good places for charity shopping.


    I bought these beads at the Red Cross shop last Monday. Earrings from Sainsbury's; bangles and ring charity shopped.

    On Sunday OH and I went to a car boot sale at Lidlington. We got there at about 11 am; we don't like early starts... I bought a lovely handmade vintage coat for £2.00 which I am so delighted with. I still have to steam it and then I'll post a photo.

    We're off to a reunion of OH's ex battalion at the weekend - Barnsley here we come! I don't know Yorkshire very well at all so I'm curious to see what Barnsley and its environs look like. We might squeeze in a quick rummage. Anyway, I may wear the coat with a knee length dress; I'm still thinking about it.


    Monday was volunteering at the Red Cross. By the time this photo was taken at about 8.30 in the evening my linen trousers were baggy at the knee and very creased - I'd just been on my hands and knees washing the kitchen floor!


    Everything charity shopped except the shoes which are from a local shoe outlet called PJ shoes in Kempston.

    Of course I couldn't leave the Red Cross without buying something...
    I bought some books; some elbow length emerald green gloves; some brand new grey Mary Jane's with a little heel and a top. I don't know where on earth I might wear the green gloves but an occasion might present itself - who knows? It's always as well to be prepared!

    Aren't they fabulous?

    I went completely mad on Friday and swapped my winter wardrobe to my summer wardrobe; I'm now thinking I was a bit premature. It was cold on Saturday when I met up with Kelly - I was cold the whole day. Then Sunday was very pleasant but Monday was cold, grey and windy. Luckily, I only pack away the thickest of cardigans so I still have a few warm  ones in the wardrobe. Just as well as one was needed on Monday.

    Tuesday was a warmer day but still cloudy and grey. I had a busy day running errands here, there and everywhere. My blanket is about half way done:


    I want to have it finished by the time I next go to Ireland so I can start a new one whilst I'm there.


    I went to town today without a jacket or coat and was warm in this outfit. Everything is charity shopped. Skirt is by Phase Eight; top by M&S, sea green cardigan; Per Una at M&S. Mary Jane's charity shopped in Ely almost a year ago.


    All jewellery charity shopped. The ring was bought on my rummage in Kempston last Thursday and the necklace is from the Red Cross shop last Monday. Earrings are from Sainsbury's and have to be at least 7 or 8 years old...

    I still haven't got round to steaming the coat but here it is:



    This is the button detail on the sleeve. I love it. I think I might wear it on Saturday evening to the reunion - what do you think?

              Chatbots, IoT and VR, Oh My: A Look Ahead at Tech in Real Estate        
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              Manual para ser una Chica del Bosque (aunque vivas en la ciudad)        
    Antes de empezar, quiero deciros que blogspot no me deja comentar en casi ningún blog, estoy buscando por internet como solucionar el problema, si a alguien le pasa lo mismo o sabe como solucionarlo, le estaría muy agradecida si me ayudara...
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    Somos muchas.
    Muchas las que hemos nacido y vivimos en la ciudad o en el pueblo y las que sin embargo sentimos que nuestro corazón pertenece a los Bosques. Como puede una mujer que vive una vida normal, en la ciudad, que se levanta para trabajar en una oficina, tener ese algo de la magia de los bosques?

    En Japón existen las Mori Girls, que traducido significan Chicas del Bosque que viviendo en la ciudad sus vidas normales han cambiado su estilo de vida, su manera de sentir, de vestir para transformarlas en las que serían si ellas vivieran en el bosque.



    He recogido esa información de muchas fuentes y he preparado este pequeño compendio en español ya que hasta ahora no existe para inspiraros a aquellas que como yo tienen su alma en un lugar más verde, más salvaje y hermoso... el Bosque.
     
    Hay algunas cosas de las que he leído que no me han gustado, muchas chicas se toman lo de ser una Chica del Bosque como una moda, una manera de vestir, entre las cosas que he leído está por ejemplo "tener una constitución delgada" cosa que me ha dejado con la boca abierta, quiero decir acaso el sentirse del Bosque tiene que ver con el peso? JAMAS!! Eso está en el corazón. Quisiera aclarar que aunque escriba este artículo dando una serie de parámetros es por darle un aspecto práctico y a la vez juguetón, pero el Bosque está en nuestro corazón :)
     
    ESTILO DE VIDA
     
    Las Chicas del Bosque viven su vida como si se tratara de un cuento de Hadas, ¿como vivirías con un estado de ánimo totalmente apacible?

    Disfrutando al ver como pasas de una a otra estación?
     
    Quizá preparando maravillosas meriendas, tomando el té y cocinando deliciosos pasteles...
     
     
    Compra tu Té online AQUÍ
     
     
    Paseando en bicicleta o paseando, siempre con una cámara de fotos en la mano...


      
    Leyendo libros repletos de historias  ymaravillosas ilustraciones... Conoceis a Los Duendes del Reloj?  es un blog lleno de historias con el bosque y las Hadas como protagonistas...

     
    Y Conoceis a algunas de las maravillosas cuentacuentos de nuestro país?... podeis escuchar los preciosos cuentos de Lua Seomún en su blog lleno de Magia e historias que erizan la piel ...También me fascina la magia de Cris Purrusalda, es alimento para el corazón...
     
    Aprendiendo de la Naturaleza, cultivando un pequeño jardín y /o huerto en el balcón.
     
    Coleccionando cosas bonitas , cajas de música, bolas de nieve, cuentos, fotografías ¿qué es lo que te gusta, qué te hace sonreír? colecciónalo y sé feliz!! ^:^
     
    Viviendo sencillamente, de manera natural....
     
    Qué música te inspira el bosque? Quizá Agnes Obel?


      
    Descubre música distinta... Priscilla Hernández, Kokia o Joanna Newsom pueden transportarte muy muy lejos ;)

    Si vivieras en el Bosque no harías todo lo que pudieras tú misma? Aprenderías a tejer y harías este otoño tu propia bufanda?
     
     
    APRENDE A TEJER FÁCILMENTE AQUÍ!

    O harías tus propias conservas?


    APRENDE A HACER TUS PROPIAS CONSERVAS AQUÍ!


    Las Mujeres del Bosque se sienten de maravilla en las tiendas de decoración y de menaje, entre hermosas tazas, teteras, manteles y cortinas...

     
    También en las tiendas vintage y de antigüedades...
    busca en su bolsillo seguro que encuentras un pequeño reloj...
     
    Y sobretodo disfruta la vida y de este maravilloso planeta en que vivimos, está lleno de maravillas ocultas, disfruta de cada pequeño momento: qué bien huele el café! como te estremeces bajo la ducha cuando el agua corre por tu espalda!! que bien saben los tomates!

    Nuestro mundo está lleno de maravillas....

     
    COMO ES LA "MODA" EN EL BOSQUE
     
    EL CABELLO
     
    El cabello natural, corto, largo, liso o rizado pero natural, adornado con un lazo o una diadema...arreglos de mariposas, fresas o cerezasquedarán maravillosos también... los flequillos cortitos quedan muy de cuento, y te hacen sentir protagonista de una maravillosa historia...
    Aquí teneis unas fotografías con tutoriales para peinaros como auténticas Hadas del Bosque




      

    LA ROPA Y EL MAQUILLAJE  

     
     
     
    Lo importante es que sea todo natural y mágico a la vez...
    Maquillaje natural, o ausencia de él, pero quedan tan de cuento las mejillas sonrosadas ^:^ tal vez algo de colorete rosa?



    Las uñas , mejor cortitas que largas, cómo puedes recoger setas y flores con las uñas largas?
     

    Las faldas y vestidos son la ropa de cada día...


    Vestir en los preciosos colores de la tierra, ocres, marrones, blancos,  verdes...y el precioso burdeos, hacen sentir y sientan tan bien!!


    Las Mujeres del Bosque llevan sin duda capitas, caperuzas y ponchos.


    Guardan sus pertenencias en bolsos de piel (yo usaré imitación ^:^)

    Como buena mujer de los bosques, ama los animales y por tanto también los motivos de animales en la ropa: erizos, ciervos, mapaches, osos....

    Lo mismo que los motivos de dulces y pasteles, ya que la Mujer del Bosque se refugia en su cabaña al caer la tarde para cocinar sus maravillosas tartas!!!


    AQUÍ teneis 50 patrones de delantales!!!


    Los motivos de flores tanto retro como liberty nos bendicen con las virtudes y la energía de la esencia de los bosques.

    La Mujer del Bosque como huele? a flores? a Bayas? a cerezas? Como hueles?

    Los leotardos y leggings son superconfortables y divertidos
     
    Teneis muchas más ideas ojeando la revista Spoon

    Descargadla gratis AQUI (ABRIL 2011)
    AQUÍ (FEBRERO 2011)

    Ojalá os haya gustado ^:^yo he aprendido mucho mientras buscaba la información y escribía... muchas cosas se me han quedado en el tintero... pero ya se estaba alargando mucho ^:^
    En mi  nuevo blog: Oh! My Windy Woods! teneis cositas para Mujeres del Bosque, hace poco que la abrí así que está un poco vacía, pero poco a poco espero llenarla de musgo magia, erizos y luciérnagas .... De momento teneis algunas cositas nuevas que he hecho estos días, como las Mariposas para Orejas...



    Y pequeñas criaturas mágicas...



    Estais invitadas a tomar un te!!


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              Jeg er en robot...        
    Jeg har ihvertfall lenge lurt på det...

    Som en ustoppelig maskin vandrer jeg hvileløst gjennom hverdagen. Hver dag er lik: 

    Kl 5:03 - Blomsterprinsen (snart 3 Ã¥r) mener det er morgen, for lengst...
    Kl 5:48 - Etter 45 minutt med beinharde forhandlinger har husets herre endelig klart Ã¥ overbevise sønnen om at det tross alt er natt.
    Kl 5:55 - Etter 7 deilige minutt pÃ¥ puten ringer vekkerklokken. Tro det eller ei... Jo det er faktisk morgen! 
    Kl 6:05 - Blomsterfamilien kjølhales mer eller mindre ufrivillig inn pÃ¥ badet.
    Kl 6:06 - Blomsterstjernen trenger minst en time i dusjen for Ã¥ vÃ¥kne.
    Kl 6:15 - Verdens hurtigste time er unnagjort, gjerne avbrutt av barn som har bæsjet, dunket seg eller som vil være med i dusjen uten å få verken vann eller såpe i øynene.
    Kl 6:59 - Etter 3 kvarter med latter, grÃ¥t og trass er barna endelig pÃ¥kledd, flidd og tannpusset. 
    Kl 7:08 - Mor og far er fremdeles i en slags krepp-papir-forfatning i det man forlater huset.
    Kl 7:13 - Ankomst barnehagen. Barna avleveres pÃ¥ fineste manér. 

    Et kyss, et klapp og en klem eller to. Et obligatorisk lite vink i døren. Og før man vet ord av det legger man på fullt firsprang etter bussen. En buss som konsekvent er for sen når man er tidlig og for tidlig når man er sen...

    Nærbilde av Blomsterstjernens krepp-papir-hud kl 7:07

    Ja sÃ¥ jobber vi gjerne litt, drar hjem igjen, henter i barnehagen, lager middag, rydder kjøkken, ser barne-tv, lager kvelds til barna, steller dem, leser barnebok, synger 3-4 godnattsanger, legger pÃ¥ firsprang ut døren for litt personlig moro, har personlig moro, gjør seg ferdig med personlig moro, kommer alt for sent hjem etter personlig moro, sjekker at ytterdøren er lÃ¥st, lager kvelds, spiser kvelds mens man ser pÃ¥ Plane Crash Investigators, dobbelsjekker at ytterdøren er lÃ¥st, smugleser BoligDrøm pÃ¥ do, benytter seg av bÃ¥de "Blomsterstjernen oppe"- og "Blomsterstjernen nede"-klutene, trippelsjekker at ytterdøren er lÃ¥st, gÃ¥r til sengs, spretter opp igjen for Ã¥ firpel-sjekke at ytterdøren virkelig er helt lÃ¥st, for sÃ¥ Ã¥ ligge med halvÃ¥pne øyne natten gjennom i pÃ¥vente av at klokken igjen skal slÃ¥ 5:03...

    Hadde jeg ikke vist bedre hadde jeg sagt at dette var døgnrytmen til en robot..?
    Og kanskje jeg heller ikke vet bedre?
    Man vet jo aldri?!?

    Men akkurat i sånne situasjoner er det svært godt å få en bekreftelse fra eksterne, helt uavhengige kilder. Og det får jeg heldigvis til gagns i bloggeverden. Hver bidige dag, flere ganger daglig...

    Blomsterstjernen blir ofte såpass lang i masken at den faller av når han skal publisere sine kommentarer...

    Tja... Det er sikkert mange som lurer på hvorfor Blomsterstjernen så sjelden er inne og kommenterer andre sine blogginnlegg? Er han bare en selvopptatt herremann som kun interesserer seg for sitt eget ve og vel? Bryr han seg ikke om sine medbloggere? Å joda! Han har dere alle akk så kjær... Tidsmangel er vel kanskje hovedårsaken, men det er også en ganske annen faktor som svært ofte spiller inn. Han klarer faktisk ikke å publisere sine ønskede kommentarer! Og det har sin enkle grunn! Han kommer rett og slett ikke gjennom robot-kontrollen...

    Ja hva er det de kaller det igjen?

    CaptchaKamchatka?!? Kamasutra?!?!?!?!

    Ikke vet jeg. 

    Men dere kjenner sikkert meget godt til denne kontrollen man ofte må gjennom for å bevise at man ikke er en robot som bare skal "tulle-blogge"? Blomsterstjernen havner ihvertfall i fellen hver bidige gang... Hans bevismateriale er til stadighet alt for tynt...


    Bare se min samling av avviste kommentarforsøk fra siste halvtime:


    Blomsterstjernen sprakk!


    Blomsterstjernen røk!


    Blomsterstjernen hadde ikke nubbesjans!


    Blomsterstjernen ble avvist på det groveste!


    Blomsterstjernen ble kastet hodestups på dør!


    Blomsterstjernen ble kroppsvisitert med plasthansker!


    Blomsterstjernen ble sendt på hodet ut av landet!


    Blomsterstjernen ble tvangsinnlagt på forbrenningsanlegg!


    Blomsterstjernen ble skrudd fra hverandre og resirkulert! 


    Robot-sjokk!!!

    I hele 11 av 10 tilfeller blir Blomsterstjernen avvist. Det er med andre ord ofte helt umulig Ã¥ fÃ¥ kommentert andre sine blogger. Dere aner ikke hvor mange gull-, sølv- og bronsekorn dere gÃ¥r glipp av - utelukkende pga denne strenge, tussete kamasutra-kontrollen!

    Men, men. Blomsterstjernen er visst ikke den eneste som sliter med dette problemet... På nettet florerer det av blogginnlegg om folk som klager over disse tilsynelatende unødvendige, irriterende, avanserte robot-kontrollene.

    "Jeg er ikke en robot!!!" skriker en hel bloggverden i munnen på hverandre, så blekket spruter...

    Men Blomsterstjernen vender heller det andre kinn...
    I motsetning til alle disse som velger å klage, velger han heller å innse realiteten:

    Blomsterstjernen er og blir en robot!!!


    BLOMSTERSTJERNEN : "I AM A ROBOT..."

    I sterk kontrast til Marina...
    Ja ho med adle diamantane...





    Og når alt kommer til alt er det kanskje like greit at brorparten av alle hans ord-forvridde kommentarer ikke kommer gjennom sensuren? Det er en mening med alt...

    Maskinell stivbent helge-hilsen fra en som faktisk trives godt som robot (leses med robotstemme):









    P.S. Det er sikkert noen nÃ¥ som godtroende antar at denne Blomsterstjernen drar pÃ¥ forlystelseshus hver bidige kveld? Syv ganger i uken? Gid det hadde vært sÃ¥ vel. Jeg mÃ¥ nok dessverre skuffe dere. Under gjøremÃ¥let "personlig moro" finner man snarere saker som; øving med poporkester, heseblesende blogging, hyggelig konesamvær, pÃ¥tvunget husvask gjerne i kombinasjon med omorganisering av konemors interiør. Fra tid til annen drar han selvsagt ogsÃ¥ pÃ¥ maskerte rekognoseringsturer i inn- og utmark.

    P.P.S. Er det egentlig lov til Ã¥ forfatte blogginnlegg helt fritt for julestoff sÃ¥pass sent i desember? Hva sier bloggepolitiet?!? Men vi roboter trenger av og til et lite avbrekk. Bare et ørlite ett...




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              Tudo começou num Boquete Inesperado        


    A Historia que vou contar é verdadeira e, embora pareça improvável, aconteceu comigo de maneira surpreendente. Ao longo de meus relacionamentos ocorreram várias situações relacionadas e igualmente curiosas. Irei relatá-las à medida que os leitores demonstrarem interesse. Bem, em certa época de minha vida, após ter sofrido alguns desenganos, acabei ficando meio deprimido e chateado por algum tempo, o que me levou a procurar algo para preencher o vazio que estava sentindo. Como dois de meus irmão eram religiosos naquela época, resolvi procurar a mesma igreja para tentar preencher tal vazio. Foi uma época muito boa de minha vida. Só não esperava que iria ter uma experiência nada religiosa a esta altura da vida! Após algum tempo na igreja, comecei a procurar alguma garota para estabelecer um relacionamento que fosse exemplar na congregação e gozasse de boa reputação, assim como é recomendado pelos líderes da igreja. Bem, após algum tempo escolhendo e conversando com as pessoas para pegar referencias cheguei a minha decisão! Ela era magra, muito bonita, lindos cabelos lisos que lhe chegavam à cintura, com uma reputação acima de qualquer suspeita!!! Todos diziam que se tratava de alguém que era religiosa desde a infância e muito dedicada! Bem, após algum tempo de cortejo e muitas recomendações por parte de todos! Iniciamos o namoro. A religião era muito séria e nós éramos incentivados a jamais sairmos sozinhos, não nos beijar em público e etc. Sexo então! Até pensar era pecado! Tudo ia muito bem e eu já havia passado pelo pior período da abestinencia. Agora tudo estava bem suportável. Até a masturbação era um recurso pouco utilizado naquela época. Até que um belo dia nós saímos com uns amigos e, na volta eles acabaram não podendo voltar com a gente por causa de uns problemas e acabamos tendo que voltar sozinhos para casa. Para mim não teria problemas, pois a distancia era curta e logo eu a entregaria em casa sã e salva. Ela ficou meio constrangida, relutou um pouco, mas como não havia outra saída, optou por voltarmos sozinhos mesmo. Bem, até aí tudo lindo. Eu todo feliz com a minha “andorinha” toda puritana e virgem que só fazia o que era correto e se guardava para o dia em que seria apenas minha! Assim como ditavam as regras! Entramos no carro conversando, alegres. Coloquei uma musiquinha. Passei a mão direita pelo pescoço dela enquanto dirigia com a mão esquerda, e puxei ela um pouquinho para se aconchegar no meu ombro enquanto eu dirigia. Derrepente ela olha para mim com o aquele olho assustado e diz: Não!... Eu, inocentemente, imaginando que ela estava pensando na sua reputação (já estávamos sozinhos, ainda por cima abraçados!?) insisti com um sorriso. _Vem cá...não tem nada de mais... Então, ao invés de por a cabeça no meu ombro ela se deita no meu colo, coloca a mão no meu pau, por cima da calça e começa a massageá-lo! Imaginem o meu susto! A garota mais puritana da igreja! Que nunca tinha chegado nem perto de um homem!!!... Fiquei meio desconcertado, sem saber o que fazer. Mas depois de tanto tempo em branco, a vontade falava mais forte e eu deixei para ver no que dava. Comecei a fazer carinho nos seus cabelos e ela muito tranquilamente tentou abaixar o zípper da calça, mas não conseguiu devido a minha posição. Não acreditava no que estava acontecendo! Levantei um pouco o corpo, abri o zípper e desabotoei a calça, porém não tirei ele para fora. Nem precisou. Ela enfiou a mão por baixo da minha cueca, tirou o danado para fora e, sem fazer muita cerimônia, abocanhou a cabecinha e começou a brincar com a língua bem devagarzinho. Eu fiquei louco! Fui aos céus! Depois de tanta fissura eu estava sendo chupado divinamente por aquele delicinha de menina! Ela chupava muito bem, brincando com a língua em volta da cabecinha. Tirava da boca e passava a língua por toda a extensão, colocava a cabecinha na boca enquanto batia uma punheta bem de vagarzinho, depois segurava na base e enfiava tudo na boca! Comecei a me animar e enfiei a mão por dentro a roupa dela, apertei seus peitos deliciosos por cima do sutian, depois puxei eles para baixo para poder brincar a vontade! Estava tudo uma delícia! Eu preocupado com os carros que passavam do lado e ela nem aí. Toda sua concentração estava em me proporcionar uma bela chupada! Acariciei bastante seus peitos, passei a mão na sua cintura e, fui deslizando até enfiar a mão na parte trazeira de sua calça. Ela usava uma calça bege clara que era amarrada na cintura por um barbante (era modinha naquela época). Soltei o barbante, enfiei a mão e ela deu uma paradinha e reclamou, mas não convenceu em nada...eu disse pra ficar tranqüila e ela logo voltou a me chupar divinamente. Que delicia, passei a mão naquela bundinha deliciosa, inicialmente por cima da calcinha. Acariciei aquele montinho gostoso da sua bucetinha e notei que ela já estava completamente molhada! Lentamente coloquei a mão por dentro da calcinha, ela não disse nada então continuei, passei a mão na danadinha, acariciei seu clitóris bem de levinho e em seguida procurei enfiar o dedo médio bem de levinho. Foi aí que constatei o que ela já havia dito. Ela era virgem! Mas como uma virgem que nunca ficou com ninguém aprendeu a chupar daquele jeito??? Bem, naquele momento isto não era a minha maior preocupação. Deslizei a mão para o seu reguinho, acariciei seu anelzinho bem de leve, ela não reclamou, então fiquei ali mais um pouquinho até conseguir enfiar a pontinha do dedo. Neste momento não agüentava mais de tezão, queria gozar! Tirei a mão de dentro de sua calça, peguei em seus cabelos e comecei a forçar a sua cabeça para fazer movimentos mais profundos e mais rápidos! Ela assustou um pouco no começo mas eu disse para agüentar e disse que era para ela engolir tudo. Ela quis reclamar mas eu fiz de conta que fiquei meio bravo e como eu ainda a segurava pelo cabelo, virei sua cabeça novamente em direção ao danado e empurrei com força pedindo para ela abrir a boca. Ela fez um pouquinho de resistência mas logo voltou a chupar divinamente! Neste momento eu não agüentei! Acelerei os movimentos como se estivesse metendo na boca dela e gozei! Gozei maravilhosamente! E gozei muiito!!! Ela fez gesto de querer tirar da boca mas eu não deixei. Segurei sua cabeça e continuei com o pau na boca dela, terminando de gozar....falei pra ela que queria que ela engolisse tudo e ela obedeceu direitinho! Engoliu tudo. Até um pouquinho que escorreu no canto da boca, eu pedi para ela passar o dedo e chupar e ela obedeceu com uma carinha que quase me deixou de pinto duro de novo!!! A esta altura estávamos chegando no bairro e nos recompomos rapidamente para entrar no bairro. Não conversamos muito. Só disse que foi delicioso e logo a deixei em frente a sua casa. Fui embora sem entender como ela podia ter feito aquilo, e confesso que naquele momento até fiquei com um pouco de peso na consciência, mas o que mais me encabulava era como e onde ela aprendeu aquilo! Uma coisa eu tinha certeza: aquela moça toda recatada e exemplar poderia até ser virgem, mas já tinha aprendido muita coisa! Inocente era a última coisa que ela poderia ser! Bem, após este acontecimento meu interesse por ela mudou completamente! Afinal ela havia traído minha confiança quando disse que jamais havia ficado com um homem. Era óbvio que isso não era verdade! Passei então a querer descobrir qual era a sua verdadeira história! Daí pra frente nossos encontros foram ficando mais e mais quente, nossas carícias aumentavam cada vez mais e eu já chupava aquela bucetinha virgem e enfiava meu dedo naquele cuzinho fazendo-a gemer e sussurrar, mas o cabacinho dela continuava intacto pois só admitia perdê-lo quando se casasse e eu respeitei. Ficamos um bom tempo namorando até que resolvemos nos casar. Já casados fomos para nossa lua de mel onde eu pude finalmente depois de dar um belo trato, mandar aquele selinho da xana dela pro espaço. Gozamos muito na nossa primeira noite real de amor e nos entendemos muito bem na cama até os dias de hoje, mas o que ela gosta e gosta muito mesmo é que eu derrame todo o meu leitinho na boca dela, que engole tudo até não sobrar nenhuma gota. Atualmente não somos mais evangélicos.
    J.C – Nilópolis - RJ
              Dando feito putas na Boite        

    No último conto, contei como comecei a me transformar numa putinha, graças a minha amiga Paula. Bom o que passo a contar agora, é mais uma aventura que vivi por causa da minha amiga. Comentei com a Paula que tinha ouvido uns amigos nossos da escola comentarem que foram numa boite erótica, onde as meninas dançavam nuas ou semi nuas. Para minha surpesa a Paula disse que também conhecia uma boite assim, onde as meninas depois de certa hora faziam de tudo lá mesmo com os clientes. Perguntei como ela sabia disso e ela me respondeu que já tinha ido lá algumas vezes. Já tinha me esquecido como a Paula era vadia. Mas aquilo me excitou e disse a ela que tinhas vontade de um dia ir também. Ela me deu umas dicas, do tipo, só fazer algo lá dentro mesmo, para não sair dali com clientes pois a casa não se responsabiizava. Marcamos uma quinta feira, onde eu disse que dormiria na casa dela e ela na minha, assim nossos pais não nos chateariam. Com ajuda da Paula, escolhi uma mini saia preta com mini blusa sem sutiã e por baixo uma calcinha branca fio dental. A Paula foi de vestidinho vermelho, bem sexy, sem soutien e com uma calcinha fio dental vermelha.
    Eu tremia quando entramos. Muitas garotas já desfilavam de lingerie e eram alisadas pelos homens. Passamos por um corredor cheio de garotos bonitos e fui muito alisada, a Paula mais safada ria e passava a mão nos paus deles. O lugar tava bem cheio e perdi a Paula de vista. Fui para um canto e fiquei meio sem saber o que fazer. No meu lado estava um cara sentado, com a cabeça virada para trás com cara de muito prazer. Olhei para baixo da mesa e entendi, havia uma garota so de calcinha chupando o cara. Assim quieta num canto percebi o clima do lugar, pois várias garotas chupavam os caras e poucas como eu, ainda estavam de roupa, algumas sentavam-se no colo deles e eram penetradas. Fui me excitando cada vez mais. Logo após vejo a Paula só de calcinha vinda na minha direção com um cara atrás segurando seus seios e outro do lado alisando sua xota. Ela vira e diz: Aninha me ajuda aqui que o terceiro ta vindo., Eis que surge outro tambem alisando ela. A Paula tira minha mini blusa e minha saia me deixando de só de calcinha também. Eu estava super excitada e sentia minha xana molhadinha. Um deles me vendo semi nua, veio para cima de mim e já caiu de boca nos meus seios fazendo-me sentar no banco, deixando-me com minha boca na altura da cintura dele, que de imediato abaixou o zíper da calça colocando um monumental cacete para fora , oferecendo-me parachupá-lo. Como eu não reagi, ele disse que já havia combinado o preço e acertado com a minha amiga (lembre-se que não estávamos ali pelo dinheiro, até por que somos patricinhas e não precisamos, mas tinhamos que disfarçar). Sem perder mais tempo e com o tesão que eu estava, cai de boca naquele cacetão e chupei ele todo. Olhei para olado e vi que a Paula ja tinha sua calcinha puxada para o lado e cavalgava um dos caras, enquanto chupava o outro. Vendo a cena meu tesão aumentou ainda mais e comecei a chupar o que estava comigo com mais tesão ainda. Percebendo o meu estado, o cara que eu tava chupando resolveu sentar e pediu para eu cavalga-lo também, o que fiz logo que ele colocou uma camisinha. Nisso um outro garoto com cara de bem novo veio pro meu lado e me ofereceu o cacete para mim chup-alo, o que fiz, mas ele devia ser bem inexperiente, pois logo gozou, enchendo minha boca de gozo. O que me penetrava vendo a cena, também gozou. Assim como os dois que estavam com a Paula gozaram também. Terminada a foda, eu e Paula fomos até o banheiro, onde haviam outras mulheres se limpando e comentando sobre a transa que acabaram e de ter. Nos limpamos, retocamos a maquiagem e somente de calcinha, retornamos para o salão, onde conhecemos novos caras e transamos mais algumas vezes. Lá pelas tantas da madruga eu e Paula, após muitos gozos resolvemos ir embora. Eu ainda preservava a minha calcinha, mas a Paula perdeu a dela. Fomos até o banheiro, nos limpamos, vestimos nossas roupas e saímos em direção a um hotelzinho que tinha nas proximidades, já que não podíamos voltar para a nossa casa, senão nossa mentirinha seria descoberta. Já no hotel, ao contarmos o dinheiro que ganhamos, até nos surpreendemos pelo alto valor e passamos a entender o porque que muitas amigas nossas, tornaram-se garotas de programas, pois em três horas que ficamos na boate, eu e Paula arrecadamos mais de quinhentos reais, mas como disse, não precisávamos e nem precisamos vender nossos corpos, pois fomos ali por uma nova experiência e nos satisfazermos. Eu disse a Paula que aquela tinha sido minha maior loucura, mas que deixou-me bastante satisfeita, embora eu não tenha conseguido gozar. Paula disse que estava cheia de tesão também, pois também não gozara e caso eu topasse poderíamos experimentar algo novo e nos aliviar mutuamente. Entendi a insinuação e disse que por mim tudo bem e passei para a cama dela, onde passamos a nos tocar e nos chupar até que ela me fez gozar e eu a ela. Satisfeitas e saciadas nesta nossa primeira experiência bi, relaxamos e dormimos abraçadinhas, despertando por volta das oito da manha. Então levantamos e fomos juntinhas tomar um banho, onde nos tocamos, nos beijamos e gozamos novamente. Surgia ali uma dupla implacável e insaciável na matéria sexo e daí pra frente tivemos muitras experiências novas, com outras mulheres, casais, travestis e homens, muitos homens, mas sempre fechando as relações, comigo e ela transando para o deleite de nossos fikantes.
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              Get More Adsense Clicks on a Blogger Blogspot Blog        
    Today I am going to talk about how to get more Google Adsense clicks on your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog). These are simple and straightforward Blogger tips and Google Adsense tips that will increase your Adsense CTR and thereby help you make extra money from your blog. I will show you how you can make money from Google Adsense just by streamlining your Adsense ads and increasing your Adsense clicks.

    If you are just starting out with your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog) you may be under the impression that all you need do is stick a bunch of Google Adsense ads on your blog and you will instantly make money from Google Adsense clicks. Unfortunately there is much more to making money from Adsense. First of all you need traffic and secondly for best results you will need to optimize your Google Adsense ad units on your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog). By optimizing your blog's ads you will increase the Adsense click through rate or Adsense CTR as it is called. And more Adsense clicks means you will earn extra money from Blogger.

    Tips to Increase Your Google Adsense CTR on a Blogger Blogspot Blog
    Rather than using the Blogger Google Adsense default widgets to place Google Adsense on your blog I would recommend that you create you own Google Adsense ad unit at Google Adsense. That way you can track the success of each individual Google Adsense ad unit you place on your blog by using channels. This will help you pinpoint the Adsense ads that earn money and those that don't.

    1. Use the wider Google Adsense ads such as 336x280, 300x250 or 250x250 as these are known to be the best performing ads and will consistency earn money

    2. For the highest possible CTR select Google Adsense ad units that display both image and text in the one ad unit.

    3. Adjust the Google Adsense ad units fonts to blend with your blog so that the ad unit is integrated rather than looking like an ad. Google Adsense allows the choice of 3 different fonts - Arial, Times Roman and Verdana, or you can go with the standard Adsense font family setting. If you are not sure what font family your blog is using you can check this in the top section of your Blogger template.

    4. Match the colors of your Google Adsense ad unit to blend with the pages of your blog. The effect of matching your blogs color scheme will be that the ad units are integrated into your blog and this may encourage readers to click on the links contained in the ads.

    If you are concerned about ad blindness you can choose contrasting colors to make your ad stand out. Readers are used to ads and may not even see them at all so presenting ad units in complimentary colors may help your click through rate. Some experimentation on your part will be needed to get the right look and the money earning results for your blog.

    5. Rotate your Google Adsense ads regularly as this will reduce the effect of ad blindness or banner blindness as it is sometimes called and help you make cash

    6. Know what your blog's keywords are and use them in your content. For instance make money, earn money, making money, making money online are examples of important keywords and phrases for this article. Check out keywords relevant to your Blogger blog at Google Adwords

    7. Ensure your Blogger posts are keyword rich so that Adsense has a good basis of Google keywords to draw from. Use this free tool to check your keyword density ratio.

    8. The more visible your ad unit the better. By placing your Google Adsense ad unit above the fold, that is the part of your blog that the visitor sees without having to scroll down, the more likely your ad unit will be to make an impact.

    9. Placing a Google ads at the bottom of your Blogger posts is a good money making idea I have found. After reading your post your visitor will be wondering where to next so displaying a Google Adsense ad in this location will encourage Adsense clicks by them.

    10. A Google Adsense linked ad unit such as a 728x15 can be an effective way to make money from Google Adsense when placed near a navigation menu especially when your ad unit is very closely related to your content.


    Summary
    In this Adsense tutorial I have explored 10 ways to increase the Adsense CTR (click through rate) of Google Adsense ads that you place on your Blogger blog. If you follow these Adsense tips you are likely to increase the number of Adsense clicks and in turn earn higher Adsense revenue from your Blogger blog (Blogspot blog). If you have time please let me know about your increases in Adsense revenue and Adsense clicks with these simple Adsense tips.


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              Beer, Music & Getting To Know Each Other        


    You must remember this?

    Once upon a time there was a boy. Once upon a time there was a girl. Both were fond of beer. Beer was simple and easy - no commitments. Given so many types, there is always something for everyone. And you never drink beer to get drunk; you drink beer to drink beer. Of all the beer joints, in all the towns, in all the world, they walk into this one. Two tall glasses of foggy weiss in front of them, the concoction still retaining the character of the grain it was made from, and the continuous effervescence making it look like an abstract display piece with a hypnotic magical potion swirling inside. Smiles, sips, and a little chit-chat. All three of which serve little or nothing towards "getting to know each other."

    It is a confused term, really. Getting to know each other. If they are getting to knowing each other, well, when are they going to get there? And what are they going to know after they get there? And what are they going to do after they know they got there? And if they have gotten to it, what happens when there is nothing else to know? The term suffers from an extra preposition and an extra verb. It should be distilled down to just... getting each other. There's nothing more, either they get it or they don't.

    Once upon a time there was a boy. Once upon a time there was a girl. Both got this.

    A kiss is still a kiss.
    A sigh is just a sigh.
    The fundamental things apply


    Once upon a time there was a boy. Once upon a time there was a girl. Both were fond of music. The boy and the girl both collected music, making playlists as they swam through life. It was as if music gave a soundtrack to their lives - important events, people - in a life otherwise only filled with background noise. The songs aged and matured as their surrounding evolved, with them. And curating music with someone made it all the more special.

    When this boy and this girl met, the boy asked if he could propose a song. The girl asked which one. The boy extended "As Time Goes By". The girl said, "I think it is the beginning of a great playlist."

    And when two lovers woo
    They still say I love you
    Moonlight and lovesongs never out of date

    Once upon a time there was a boy. Once upon a time there was a girl. Both got this.

              Durbhaagya Haider ka (Kashmir ka rajkumar)        
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    Note 1: It is after a long time that I want to write about an (Indian) movie!

    Note 2: Considering that Haider is adapted from a well-known (and arguably the most famous) Shakespearean play, The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, I will go easy with spoilers and without warning. And for those unfamiliar with tragedies by Shakespeare, spoiler alert, everybody dies.
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    I knew Vishal Bhardwaj has a fetish for Shakespeare. Haider is the final installment of his trilogy spanning Maqbool (Macbeth) and Omkara (Othello) before this. Shakespeare's influence on him is also evident in his outings not based on plays, most notably in Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola, and less visibly in 7 khoon maaf, and Ishqiya among others. But this is also a man who truly loves cinema and adores the medium. So much that the characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern from the original play are depicted as Salman and Salman, a duo which run a VHS rental store, idling their time away to the moves of Salman Khan, the rising superstar from the 1990s. It is a fitting tribute to the time and place in which Vishal Bhardwaj grew up as a filmmaker.

    I mention this because I wager this man is heavily influenced in his style by another man who adores cinema, Quentin Tarantino, a director famous for his revenge epics. With all the bloody gruesomeness that leaves its trail along a saga of revenge, the conflicts, the deliberations, the mess - how cool is it that our home-grown director does homage to Tarantino's trademark trunk shot and ends Haider with a sampling straight from his movies (edit: my bad. The sampling at the end of Haider is from Extreme Ways.)



    Set in the mid-1990s in Kashmir, the story embeds itself flawlessly in the setting, rather than it just being a background setup for the events adapted from the original play.


    Jhelum, jhelum dhoonde kinara
    Jhelum, jhelum dhoonde kinara
    Dooba sooraj, kin aankhon mein
    Sooraj dooba, kin aankhon mein
    Jhelum huya khaara



    This has to be Shahid Kapoor's highlight performance of his career yet. I was skeptical about this casting choice from the trailers, but boy was I wrong. The amount of preparation he put behind this role shows. The monologue scene in front of an audience at the town square is exaggerated just the right amount, and the execution of the play-within-a-play exposition scene from the original is neat. His costumes, makeup, body language, all fit together seamlessly as he owns his character.



    Hai ki hai nahi, bas yehi sawaal hai
    Aur sawaal ka jawab bhi sawaal hai.

    Dil ki agar sunoon to hai, dimaag ki to hai nahin
    Jaan loon ki jaan doon, mai rahoon ki mai nahin.



    And what a find Shraddha Kapoor is! Elegant, charming, poised, controlled, absolutely not afraid to let her eyes to the talking, and leaves you yearning for more. I wish I was there to see her keeping a straight face as she mispronounces 'loved' as 'love-edd' as they were filming it! I, for one, definitely want to see her do meaningful roles in the future. Irrfan Khan delivers a spirited punch during his meager screen time, playing the ghost from the play.


    But the highlight performance in the movie has to be Tabu's, arguably her career's best, atleast in a very long time. A delight she is as she sets the screen on fire bringing her character to life. There is a scene in which she is trying to convince Haider to leave Kashmir for a better future. With her teary, swollen eyes, and a gun pointed to her head, she ultimately gets her way. I cannot imagine another actress from around here who can pull that off with such elegance.


    "Vaishi bhediyaa ban chuka hai wo."
    "Shukr hai aasteen ka saanp nahi banaa."


    Vishal Bhardwaj, with his direction and music (for Gulzar's excellent lyrics), tops himself. Being true to the source material and still making it his own, he comes out triumphant. He is at the top of his game here. Kashmir has been shot so delicately! (I want to go there ASAP! And we we don't need foreign locations!) The gravedigger scene, in particular, is the crowning jewel, a scene which drips with his love and affection for his craft.


    Arre aao na, ki jaan gayi, jahaan gaya, kho jaao
    Arre aao na, ke thak gayi, hai zindagi, so jaao



    I might have profusely appreciated the movie thus far, but the movie is not without its gripes. I'll start with the anachronisms. In one of the best and most important scenes in the movie, the play-within-a-play scene, there is a mobile cellular tower prominently visible throughout in the background. Forgetting for a moment that we did not have cellular networks in the 1990s, its presence is distracting. I would have expected this to come up in post-processing/editing, especially when a viewer is able to catch it in first viewing. This is the kind of attention-to-detail I would expect from a director of his caliber. Then, to depict Bangalore, they used footage of the iconic Domlur flyover here. Again, its construction hadn't started as late as 2003, and the footage of sprawling flyovers plastered suddenly coming from the valleys of Kashmir moments ago is jarring to say the least.

    Also, in my opinion, the Oedipus aspects of the play were overplayed in the movie. It wasn't necessary. Not as much. But my major complaint is how they handled the character of Ophelia. Transforming it into a childhood love, and having scenes of brimming romance between Haider and Arshia feels out-of-place in a Shakespearean revenge epic such as Hamlet.

    But hey, the movie is probably a little too "heavy" already for Indian audiences, and removing the little romance might have aggravated it, so what do I know? I am sure it took enough courage already to deal with the Censor Board's scissors and to release this film pitted against the 24,000-screens-release of multi-starrer blockbuster Bang Bang.


    I can already read some negative Internet chatter around 1) The depiction of Kashmir; 2) It being a heavily political movie; and 3) "maa bete ka rishta". Please, folks, can we let art remain art? Pretty please?


    I cannot recommend this movie enough. Please go watch it, something like this comes rarely in our country. Thank you Vishal Bhardwaj for making Haider.



              7 things wrong with our country        
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    Note 1: If you are looking for a government/politician-bashing rant, or a discussion about corruption consuming our nation, or a list which enumerates education, poverty, development et al, this post is not going to touch any of those things.

    Note 2: This list is relative to things often found in other countries on most accounts.
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    #7 Pull-to-open bags

    This is a bag of delectable chips.


    This is how it should be open-able...



    ...so we can enjoy our chips like this...



    ...NOT ruined by this.



    If other countries in the world can have this, why can't we?! I mean, how difficult is it?!



    #6 Coca-cola

    This:

    Just look at this. How can you not want to have this refreshing drink with lunch and dinner, and to go alongside the chips in #7. (I skipped mentioning breakfast for the risk of it being an overkill.) For most countries, bottomless coke, or for that matter, any drink other than water is offered alongwith meals by default. Water is the last thing you should be drinking, with the evolution of man.



    #5 Airports

    They suck. And before you go all "T3" on me, again, they suck. Travelling, especially air-travel, should be an experience, not a punishment. Travelling by air is the pinnacle of human achievement. Think about it, you are flying at 30,000 ft, half-way across the world in less than 24 hours, at more than 900 kms per hour, while dining and watching movies along the way, even watching cat videos on youtube, and liking others' updates about their amazing lives. Not to mention the spectacular views and the perspective you get on our planet.

    Airports should present it as such. It should be huge, unlike anything you might have seen before. While you wait for your flight, you should have a magnificent view of the craft from the gate, through big glass panels, so you can marvel at its sheer size, filled with a childlike wonder. Not shoved into buses which take you on a tumbling ride towards your craft. There should be enough seating, clear signs and directions. The immigration should be polite, welcoming to its own citizens, a small "Welcome home." with a smile. The security should not feel derogatory. The experience should be welcoming. It's the pinnacle of human achievement, afterall.




    #4 Public Signs/Addresses

    A metro station should say "metro station", an airport or a railway station should be navigable from anywhere in the city, with signs that say "Airport -> 15 kms", and a bus-stop should say "Bus Stop". It made me think when a Chinese guy visiting India asked me at a bus stop, "How do you know that the bus will stop here?", and the only response I could give was, "Ummm, because this is where everyone else is standing.". It shouldn't be this way. 

    And the addresses should make sense, with numbered streets and crossings. Do away with the MG roads! Use more numbers, PLEASE! This should not be how my address looks/sounds:

    Opp. XYZ Hospital,
    Near ABC Hotel,
    Quite close to Forum mall,
    Come straight from PQR Flyover, and take 2nd right, then left.

    NO.

    My address should look like this:
    42, Lush Meadows Residence
    7, Riverview Road, Bangalore.

    That's IT.




    #3 Utility stores / Vending Machines

    Fewer malls, please? And more utility stores. Where I can go, pick things, pay money, and get out with minimal turnaround time. Maybe 7/11's at petrol pumps? And every other 100 meters too? And vending machines! Aaaargh. Quick turnaround time!




    #2 Breakfast

    There are CRORES of people who go to work every day. And they want breakfast. The corn-flakes, and the dosas and the idlys, and the paratha-sabzi are okay. People need to be able to grab a bite in the mornings, and quickly. Croissants, muffins, selection of juices and sandwiches, salads, fruits, as pre-packaged take-away, available close to any means of public transport. Also, coffee. How can so many other countries get this right, except us?! I will not even touch the despicable state of our lunches and dinners, but we can always work around that. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, remember?




    #1 Respect for workers

    Cheap labour, right? Be kind to the people working at your house. Give the auto-waalas 20 extra bucks. Talk to them, chat with them. Listen to their stories, they have several. Make a joke or two, and see them smile. Trust them. Offer them a glass of water, tea, or food after a few hours of hard manual work by default, which shouldn't be seen as an act of generosity, but of responsibility and of respect from a person, to another. Give them gifts on festivals, give them leaves. Give them a raise when you get one. Share your happiness with them, and be a part of theirs.

    So many poor Indians go abroad to work as sweepers, cleaners, carpenters, construction workers, and they do that with their heads held high, with pride. They don't want to come back. Give them that opportunity here. Make them feel that they belong, and that we are fellow-countrymen.




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              Special 321: Google I/O 2017        

    TWiT Live Specials (Video-HD)

    At this year's I/O developers conference keynote, Google highlighted several areas: their advances in AI, Google Assistant, YouTube, Android O, VR, and AR. New products and services announced include Google Lens, TensorFlow Lite, YouTube Super Chat, and stand-alone Daydream VR devices. Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Stacey Higginbotham analyze the announcements.

    Hosts: Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Stacey Higginbotham

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/twit-live-specials.

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special presentation.


              Special 319: Facebook's F8 Keynote        

    TWiT Live Specials (Video-HD)

    On the first day of Facebook's F8 Developer Conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's shift to augmented reality. Facebook's camera will be capable of recognizing people and objects and add Snapchat-like effects to the world. Facebook is hoping developers will help them take augmented reality to the next level, both using Facebook Camera Effects and the Oculus Rift. Facebook also announced a new social virtual reality app, Facebook Spaces, which will allow users to interact with each other in VR using cartoon avatars. Other announcements included an expanded focus on Messenger chat bots, QR code-like parametric codes, and Messenger Platform 2.0. The latter will add AI, games, music, and more to Messenger.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/twit-live-specials.

    Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special presentation.


              Licensed Electrician - Commercial - North Sydney        
    NSW-Chatswood, We have an immediate requirement for licensed electricians with commercial installation experience for ongoing projects in North Sydney. Sparky Hire aim to turn on the light to delivering a fresh, proactive, informative, professional service to clients and candidates. We have an immediate requirement for licensed electricians with commercial installation experience for ongoing projects in North Sy
              WAYNE COBB SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT ECU        
    Wayne Cobb

    Birthed out of reunion of former basketball players, the Wayne Cobb Scholarship has been established at East Central University.

    Forty-five of Cobb’s players converged on ECU’s Sterling L. Williams Center on April 8 to reminisce and share stories about Cobb, the Tigers’ all-time winningest coach, during a five-hour celebration.

    As a result, the Wayne Cobb Scholarship, valued now at $21,000, was created.

    “This was an opportunity to thank Wayne and donate toward the scholarship,” said Craig Kurtz, a former player under Cobb and current chief executive officer for the ECU Foundation, Inc.

    Attending the event were former players and current coaches such as Phil Johnson, Jim Wooldridge, Vernell Kemp, Jeff Coleman. Bobby Shelton, Pete Papahronis and Todd Scott.

    Cobb, an NAIA Hall of Famer, posted a 417-251 record in his 24-plus years as head coach of the ECU program from 1978-2003. Included in that was an appearance and subsequent runner-up finish by his Tigers in the 1989 NAIA National Championship game. His teams appeared in three other NAIA Tournaments, including two Elite Eight berths in 1996 and 1998.

    He coached ECU to eight regular season conference championships, two postseason conference tournament crowns and six 20 or more win seasons.

    Cobb’s overall coaching record was 638-345, including coaching stints at Chattanooga High School (two years), Sulphur High School (one year) and Murray State College (nine seasons).

    -ECU-

    For Immediate Release: 

     

     

    Contact: Brian Johnson or Amy Ford

                                    East Central University Communications and Marketing

                                                             580-559-5650 or 405-812-1428 (cell)


              SPECIAL: Airports in Ireland with the Irish Fireside and the Traveling in Ireland Podcast        

    I recently had a chat with Jody Halsted from the Traveling in Ireland Podcast about the ins and outs of Irish Airports. You’re invited to have a listen below…

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              Kiss Me I’m American!        

    The Irish Fireside on This Week in Travel To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, I made a return appearance on the This Week in Travel Podcast. Jen, Chris, and Gary took a break from their regular travel topics to chat a bit about Ireland. We even hatch a plan to bring the Fourth of July to […]

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              #139 Exploring “Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks” — AUDIO        

    The pages of “Delightful Dublin” feel like you’re spending a day exploring a Dublin neighborhood with a good friend showing you her favorite places to eat, shop, play, and meet people. I’ve been lucky enough to chat with author Emily Westbrooks about her beloved city. Have a listen and feel free to review the show […]

    The post #139 Exploring “Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks” — AUDIO appeared first on Irish Fireside Travel and Culture.


              Live Chat! Take a Virtual Trip to Milwaukee Irish Fest        

    I’m teaming up with Jody from Ireland Family Travel and Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic this Saturday at Milwaukee Irish Fest at 5pm CST for a casual meetup. Can’t make it to Milwaukee? You can join us live on Google Hangouts. When the time comes you’ll be able to watch it LIVE in the box […]

    The post Live Chat! Take a Virtual Trip to Milwaukee Irish Fest appeared first on Irish Fireside Travel and Culture.


              Mission (just about) accomplished        
    I was tired when I got home from Cambodia (via Istanbul), and the last thing I really wanted to hear was that my staff were having problems in Niger and I needed to join them as soon as possible in order to rescue the mission.

    It turned out that none of the planning had been done as one team member had been confined to bed with a painful attack of gout.  The other team member had arrived in Niger late after her flight was delayed by ten hours, and also stressed from her experience on the flight.  Stopped at Bamako for some passengers to leave and others to join the flight, she suddenly realised her laptop was missing.  In her distress she managed to persuade the crew to let her briefly disembark to chase after the departing passengers, and finding them still in the terminal she announced that her laptop was missing and she wanted everyone to open their bags.  A man who'd been sitting near her (and trying unsuccessfully to chat her up for much of the flight) came forward and handed it over.  He'd thought it belonged to another woman who'd got off the flight, blah, blah, blah...

    Perhaps her immune system was down after the stresses of her journey, as she then fell sick with malaria and spent the next five days in bed.

    So they needed me to join them much earlier than intended so as to take on some of the work.  I ran around changing my flight, getting an additional few days' visa, etc (all made more difficult by the fact that all of my admin and logistics colleagues were away on a training course), and flew out to join them on the Saturday evening.  Due to full hotels we were all staying in different places, so they had agreed to bring a big pile of files to me on the Sunday as preparatory reading for my intended two days out in the field visiting projects, but the taxi drivers were all on strike so I had to sit there twiddling my thumbs until an office driver got to me on the Monday morning.  Laden down with the files we drove the 160km to the Dosso field office, and after the day's work I spent the evening, until midnight, on my reading.  There was little else to do in any case as the hotel restaurant was closed and with no street lighting and no torch I was restricted to a beer from the hotel bar for my dinner.

    The next morning I was therefore quite hungry and could hardly believe it when told that the restaurant was still closed, with the chef not expected in for another couple of hours.  So I wandered out into the street, searching for somewhere selling food.  As Dosso is a kind of crossroads for travellers (mostly truckers) going from Niger to Benin or Nigeria, I quickly found somewhere.  No menu, just a chunk of baguette served with hot white beans, a dollop of mayonnaise and a glug of oil, but it was nicer than it sounds and a bargain at only 40¢.

    Once in the office, I gave them the list of projects I wanted to visit so that they could make the necessary arrangements.  They came back looking concerned.  There had been a kidnapping of six NGO staff on the Sunday night, so apparently meetings had been held the previous day between security officers of the NGOS and the UN agencies, and the decision had been made to stop all field visits.  I was also told that there was to be no movement between the country office and the field offices, so I had to stay put.  With two policemen guarding my room that night!

    I have to say that I felt it was all a huge overreaction; the kidnap had taken place 650km away, and as the kidnappers now had six hostages to deal with I thought it unlikely that they would be on the hunt for more.  Besides, this wasn't the first kidnapping of NGO staff in Niger over the past few years.  But I am not an expert on security matters, and obviously had to do what I was told in the circumstances.

    Overreaction or not, it meant I couldn't carry out the work that was my reason for going to Dosso, so the next day they agreed to transport me back to Niamey.

    Thankfully the other half of our planned project vists had been done a couple of days earlier so we were still able to draw some conclusions from our trip and produce a final report.

    Time to go home, and although our homes are in different places the first leg of the journey, Niamey - Ouagadougou, was the same for all three so we travelled together to the airport early on the Wednesday morning.  This trip hadn't done with us yet though, as we found that the aeroplane had not arrived the previous evening, and with no other flights departing Niamey that day we could not be re-routed.  So we were sent back to the hotel to wait.  A chance to phone my Mum, to take a dip in the pool, it wasn't all bad, but at the same time I really had been away for long enough and was keen to get home.  Friday was a public holiday so I had a long weekend to look forward to.

    Eventually, late afternoon, we got the call to go back to the airport; the plane had finally arrived.  At check-in I was asked whether I wanted to collect my luggage in Ouagadougou or check it through to Dakar.  I pointed out that as I had missed the midday connection with the Dakar flight it was a bit difficult to answer without more information on the rearranged connection.  At this they looked a little confused - it turned out they hadn't thought about that so I hadn't been booked on to any new connecting flight.

    After more than an hour waiting for information, I was told that unfortunately the next flight from Ouaga to Dakar was not until Friday lunchtime and so I would have to spend two nights in transit in Ouagadougou.  I was not pleased but of course there was nothing I could do.  In fact I was nearly removed from the Friday flight as I refused point blank to pay $50 for a transit visa, arguing that it was the airline's fault and so they would have to pay.  Fine in theory but all the airline's staff were off enjoying the public holiday...  But I made the flight and finally collapsed into bed at home on Friday night.

    Getting things done in Africa is rarely easy but this trip had managed to really pack in the challenges.
              Carpet sellers        
    Istanbul's carpet salesmen are legendary.  But when you know you are likely to be moving to work in a different continent within the next six months (where home could be any style of house or apartment in who-knows-what style and colour scheme) - or, if not, that you may be off back-packing round the world whilst deciding what to do next - then the temptation to buy an expensive carpet is pretty easily resisted.

    So on my initial transit through Istanbul (on the way to Kyrgyzstan) I let myself be led into a carpet shop to have a look at what they had to offer.  "Just looking".  I was shown carpet after carpet - from Turkey, from India, from Afghanistan, in wool, in yak hair and in silk, and in every colour under the sun.  But sadly I gleaned very little information on carpets, as the salesman was more keen to impress on me how big a discount he would give me if I would go somewhere with him in his car so that he could "show me how he loved me"(!).  No thank you.

    However in Uzbekistan, in a carpet-making workshop in the old city of Khiva, I saw a collection of silk carpets and totally fell in love with one.  If only I had somewhere settled to put it, and a spare $2,000...

    Back in transit in Istanbul again, thinking no more about carpets (other than the lingering regrets over not being able to buy the one in Khiva), I was walking through a park when I found myself in conversation with a friendly Australian woman, who told me she was in Istanbul for a few months doing some jewellery design.  We chatted a little, and she pointed out a few interesting historical things that we were walking past (that I would otherwise have missed), and then she asked if I'd like to see her jewellery.  Well it seemed a little rude to say no.  But would you believe it, her jewellery was on display in the front part of a carpet shop ... and when she invited me to sit down for a glass of apple tea it was in the carpet showroom.

    Whilst I had had no idea that undercover carpet sellers were now roaming the parks disguised as friendly Australians, I have to say that the man in the shop (the Australian rapidly disappeared - presumably to hunt down more victims) was very informative, and totally agreed, when I explained my situation, that now was not the time for me to buy a carpet.

    Having listened to his explanations of single -v- double knots, and the significance of the number of knots per inch, I finally asked him about prices.  A very nice wool carpet, about the same size as "my" silk one in Khiva, was worth €1,600, he said.  I told him about the carpet I had fallen in love with and he expressed total disbelief at the price - showed me a much smaller silk one in his collection priced at $11,000...  He wondered if mine might have been made of cheap Chinese silk although even then it couldn't be that cheap (in fact all the silk used in the Khiva workshop is grown in Uzbekistan).  I began to wonder if my guide had mis-translated 20 into 2, or if perhaps I had missed the bargain of a lifetime...


              Net-hunting with pygmies        
    The highlight of my holiday in the Central African Republic was not the wildlife, as I had expected, but a morning spent with the Ba'Aka.  This pygmy tribe are indigenous to the rainforest, still mostly living as hunter-gatherers in a lifestyle that will have hardly changed over thousands of years.  They are believed to be amongst the closest people, genetically, to the original humans.

    They really are very small, many with front teeth chiselled to points (which they consider beautiful), and with intricate little tattoos all over their faces.  Thye seem very innocent, almost childlike in their behaviour, which we saw clearly during our morning together.

    We accompanied them net-hunting: me, another tourist, a guide, and an interesting American man (Louis Sarno) who has lived with them for the past 27 years.  There were around 15 Ba'Aka going out on the hunt - men and women together as this like most tasks are shared equally - carrying their long, fibre nets, machetes and a couple of spears, and all quite excited as they enjoy the hunt.

    We followed them into the forest (as I constantly ducked to avoid branches and vines I could see the evolutionary advantage of their short stature) and they quickly set up the nets, hooking them up to the vegetation so as to form a long, metre-high barrier which curved round almost into a circle.  Then, inside the nets, they began to beat the vegetation with sticks, calling out with traditional cries, to flush out any animals into the nets.

    The first attempt was unsuccessful but on the second go they caught two blue duiker (tiny blue-grey coloured antelope), which would be shared out traditionally according to each person's role - who flushed it out, whose net it ran into, who killed it, etc.

    On the way out of the forest someone spotted some fruit ripening high up in the canopy, and before I could even switch my camera on one of the Ba'Aka had climbed maybe 30 metres up a tree trunk resembling a narrow telegraph pole, with no branches or anything to hold on to for support except for the trunk itself ... amazing.

    After the hunt the Ba'Aka piled into the backs of our vehicles.  Elated, they were like an excited bunch of schoolkids in the back of the school bus on a field trip!  They started singing and clapping - traditional songs, polyphonic and mostly just sounds rather than words, but occasionally with some high-pitched chattering sounds like a monkey's alarm call (apparently representing the spirits).  It was a magical experience being with them as they sang (not for we tourists but for themselves, to express their joy after a successful hunt), like being transported into another world.

    Sadly though it is a world which might not continue.  The American explained how Bantu poachers have entered the forest, with guns, killing animals in large numbers to sell to the bushmeat trade in the cities of the region.  Ba'Aka net-hunting is sustainable as they only take what they need to eat and as their population density is very low (average 1 person per square kilometre) the impact is also low.  Hunting large numbers of duiker and monkeys, with guns, is not sustainable and wildlife numbers have crashed.  He told a sad story of how he went out with an older Ba'Aka man to be shown the way they hunt monkeys - with bows and poisoned arrows - but that the man couldn't demonstrate his skills as they didn't find any monkeys. Later back on the road they met a Bantu man with a gun, carrying a sack full of dead monkeys.

    Indeed in the course of my week in the forest I saw only a troop of de Brazza's monkeys, a few balck-and-white colobus, and two solitary putty-nosed; apparently a couple of decades ago there would have been monkeys everywhere.
              LIFE BEHIND BARS IN CHANGI PRISON (PART 4)        

    Different type of prisoners

    Special Needs Prisoners
    This are prisoners who have special needs. They are mostly suicidal or mentally disturb. They are placed in cells where the lights are on 24/7. They can be identified with the color shorts with stripes on it

    Young Prisoners
    These are young prisoners who are below 18 or 19 when they were sentenced. They are placed with prisoners around the same age group to prevent them from being influence by hardcore criminals.

    Remand Prisoners
    They are identified with the brown shorts they wear. These people are not yet convicted of the crime they had been accused. They are remanded bcos they cant afford the bail set by the Court or that no no bail was offered for their cases.

    Family Visits
    All prisoners are allow 2 visits per calendar month except Remand Prisoners who are permitted once a week.

    Visits can either be in person by the family or thru Televisit from a number of sites in SG.

    Visit in person. Family members are allow to see the prisoners face to face but are sperated by a glass panel. They chat via intercom phone system.

    Visit thru televisit. The family can go to some Cisco offices located in Jurong, Paya Lebar Toa Payoh or some other places wher ethey offer such facilities. It is like watching TV where the prisoners and family members view and speak to each other thru TV.

    For Televisit, the time limit is 30 mins for face to face visit is 20 mins.

    Family members are allow to give prisoners books/magazines/religious books, etc.

    These materials will be screened and censored by the Prison to prevent any obscene materials or hidden messages to get pas thru to the prisoners.

    Only family members are entitled to such visits. Friends who wish to see the prisoners must get the approval of the Prison Dept before they are allowed to visit. The prisoner must make this request.

    Anyone who had previously been in prison are not allowed to visit any other prisoners unless they are family member as well as get the permission from Prison Dept

    Letters
    All prisoners are permitted to write to anyone they want to. All outgoing and incoming letters are also screened and censored.

    Transfers
    After the initial stay in cluster B, prisoners are transferred to other HU to serve their sentences.

    This could be AWP (Admirality West Prison), this is a min security prison that usually house foreigner prisoners.

    Others are transferred to other HU in CPC. The new cells can house up to 8 prisoners and is twice the size of the previous 4 men cell. (Like the one in 3 Good Men movie). There is usually a mixture of racial here.

    LT and ST HU are seperated. LT prisoners are housed with other LT prisoners. ST prisoners are housed with other ST prisoners.

    All prisoners are eligible to be transferred as and when required for reasons varying from influence, checks, medical, etc

    Pre Release HU
    This HU house those who are about to be release. Usually for those with less than a mth or so. This is the last stop before the prisoner is finally released.

    Why Life is Tough
    Imagine yourself being lockup in a room without a fan, bed, etc. for 23 hrs a day and up to 48 hrs on weekends. If a PH falls on a Fri or a Mon, they can be lock up for up to 72 hrs.

    You will spend time thinking about your family outside for those who are married with kids and those who have GF outside will also think of them often and reflect on one's mistake that lead to his/her imprisonment.

    Some prisoners goes mad bcos of constance thoughts of their loved ones.

    Some prisoners emo alot inside.
    Sleeping on the hard floor for the entired period of your sentence.

    You need to know who not to offend inside and I dont mean the Wardens.

    There is no freedom, you cant walk to the coffeeshop to get the coke you want, you cant walk to the foodcourt to get the Chicken rice you crazed for.

    Everything is controlled and is disciplined. Your movements are also restricted and controlled.

    You need to strip whenever you go for yard.

    You need to sqat down whenever they are transferring you from 1 HU to another.

    What Prisoners do to pass time
    Most will just eat, sleep and TCSS with fellow inmates

    Some were exercise inside the cells.

    Some do reading or studying

    Some innovative prisoners will make board games like scrabble, chess, checkers, etc with material from the magazines and rice as glue.

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              Patch notes: version 1.0.3.276 (October 27, 2014)        
    A patch has been issued for Sid Meier's Civilization V. Here are the patch notes:

    EXPLOITS
    • Fixed tech overflow bug that could allow a user to get free tech each turn for multiple turns. The size of the maximum allowable science overflow is now set at 5 turns of science (about the same as a unmodified research agreement) OR the unmodified cost of the last tech researched, whichever is larger. AI also understands this adjustment.
    • Fixed a multiplayer bug that would allow a player to steal everything from another player when trading.

    GAMEPLAY
    • Allow Conquest of the New World achievements to be unlocked when playing the Deluxe version of the scenario.
    • Slight nerf to Tradition, and a boost to Piety (by adding one more prerequisite for Legalism and taking one away from Reformation).
    • Scale warmonger penalties by era (50% of normal strength in Ancient up to 90% in Industrial; 100% thereafter). Penalties for warmongering vs. City-States halved.
    • Added Cocoa and Bison resources from the Conquest Deluxe scenario into the main game.

    MULTIPLAYER
    • The autoslotting of human players when loading a saved game in LAN multiplayer was broken when trying to play round-to-round. This has been fixed.
    • Players now properly exit LAN games when they encounter a version mismatch.
    • Players can now set their nick name in LAN games.
    • Fixed an issue where player would get stuck on the joining multiplayer game screen if they used an incomplete IP address while attempting to join by ip address.
    • Notifications are no longer considered “broadcast” unless the player is connected to the game. This will make it easier to communicate information to players who were not connected when the message was broadcast.
    • Players now unready themselves if the host changes the game settings before the game started.
    • The number of player slots available was not updating for connected remote clients when the host increased the map size on the staging room.
    • Fixed an issue causing AI civs that used to be players to still have the player's Steam name after the player leaves in Multiplayer.
    • A player's name in the staging room chat panel no longer swaps if they swapped player slots.
    • Some multiplayer notifications can now expire at the end of the next turn.
    • Some multiplayer notifications will not expire until the player has network connected to the game.
    • Multiple hot-joining bugs fixed in Pitboss.

    MISC BUGS
    • The icon no longer changes to a spinning globe during diplomacy (this normally means the game is busy).
    • Don't show a third-party civ or City-State on the trade panel list to "Declare War" or "Make Peace" unless both players have met that civ or City-State.


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              All That Glitters...        
    It is my personal belief, that deep down inside every woman, there lies a secretly burning passion for all things that sparkle. After all, isn't that  why diamonds are a girl's best friend? I believe that deep down within even the most tomboyish of girls, there is a secret lust for things that twinkle, things that shimmer, things that sparkle, shine, glitter and gleam. No? Okay, just me then...

    But seriously, ever since I was a little girl, I've been obsessed with glitter. I recall this one time, when one of my oldest friends (that means you, Leah Rossi!) and I sat in my bathroom, when we were about ten or eleven years old, collecting together all the glitter in my house that we could find. We collected up hair glitter, sparkly body spray, glittery mascara, glitter nail polish, glittery talc, shimmer face powder, you name it (remember all that 90's/early 00's stuff?)

    We sampled each of the products, spraying them and puffing them and squeezing them and what have you over the bath, so that it wouldn't go all over the floor, and analysing the different types of glitter. We decided to categorize the different types, to see which was the best. There was glitter with huge shiny bits in it, glitter in tiny particles that gave more of a subtle, shimmery effect...I can still smell the glitter spray now, heady and gluey and with that note of excitement and anticipation on it- it was the spray I put on whenever I was going to a school disco or a year six birthday party or to one of my parents' big new year's eve bashes. I think we thought we were glitter scientists or something. Leah, if you are reading this, you probably don't even recall this weird random memory, but you know what I'm like for having a freakishly good memory when it comes to this stuff! It reminds me of a time even further back, when Leah and I decided to paint all the china ornaments in my room with my gold glittery nail varnish, and the times we used to make 'gems' out of lumps of wet toilet paper left to dry and coloured in with felt-tipped pens and painted with the same glittery nail polish (now I know you remember that!)

    Well, weather or not anyone else shares this particular magpie tendency of mine (and Leah's!) to want to squeal with delight at the sight of glitter, that's what's got me all girlishly excited about my latest look. I'm calling it 'all that glitters' (another Sex and the City Reference, for any of those equally geekily obsessed fans among you). It all started with the outfit that I put together on one of my previous posts, the one with the pink sequined top and the leopard print heels (which I have now bought, and can't WAIT to wear out!) I loved the way the sequins on the top looked like those pink edible cake sparkles you can buy, and the way they winked and flashed and twinkled like stars in the light with my every tiny movement...

    I also adored the soft pale pink of it, and the combination of the sparkles and the girlish pastel hue. So, when I came across this GORGEOUS little vintage gem on my travels in Greenwich a few days later, I simply couldn't get it out of my head.

                                              (here is is, pictured with the pink Topshop top)

    I was browsing the rails in The Vintage Emporium, to see if there was anything that caught my eye, when I glimpsed it, twinkling softly in the dusty light. It was a pale, mint green, sixties style top, which also happened to be sparkly (insert inward screams of delight). I held it up to myself in the mirror and noticed that it went perfectly with my skin tone and hair colour (don't you just LOVE making those discoveries?) but then quickly told myself that I didn't need yet ANOTHER little sparkly top. I moved on to the next shop, The Beehive, which is a total treasure trove of affordable vintage pieces (not to mention owned by the most lovely, friendly, beautiful lady whom I spent a good long while chatting to about all things fashion) and ended up buying an eighties-tastic jumper, featuring a similar colour of green (which I have been living in all week- thanks Beehive!)

    That weekend, I simply couldn't make myself forget the darling little mint green top. It danced tantalizingly in front of my eyes inside my head, calling to me in a sound like crystals twinkling and clinking together (I know I'm getting totally carried away now, but I really did love the top). So, today I went back to The Vintage Emporium and bought it. Did I mention that it was only £15?? Total bargain, I know!

    It goes perfectly with the other stuff I bought to go with the pink Topshop top, so that's two outfits I have yet to wear out! In addition to this, I also decided I needed a cream fur coat to complete the outfit, and found this beauty on ebay, which I won (yay!) and which was delivered today:
     

    Don't you just love it!? It's real rabbit fur and sooo luxuriously soft and snuggly. I would just like to point out, that although I would never condone the purchase of new fur, this coat is vintage and therefore second hand. Hence, wearing it is actually a form of recycling, and if no one wore it, it would only be rotting away in some landfill somewhere, polluting the planet. ANYWAY.

    The pretty ice cream shades of the tops and the coat got me thinking about Tavi's fantastic Valley of the Dolls posts that I've recently read. If you want to check it out, go to:
    http://www.thestylerookie.com/
    For anyone who doesn't already know this-Tavi is amazing. Her blog was one of the main things that inspired me to start this. But getting back to my main point, her post was inspired by the 1966 novel, Valley of the Dolls, which was turned into a film in 1967. I have yet to actually see the film (it's on my list of fashionable things to watch, along with The Taxi Driver, which apparently is the film to channel for the current on-trend seventies vibe) but I've seen pictures from it, and am loving the pretty, innocent but plastic doll-like look that's going on. The look is all about pastels, candy colours, pretty-girl makeup and a kind of creepy doll-like perfection. Think of the candy-coloured houses in Edward Scissorhands (Tavi also references this in her post- I give her full credit for it- although I've always loved that image anyway!)

    To complete the all-that-glitters-meets-Valley-of-the-Dolls-look that I'm loving right now, I also bought two gorgeous Barry M lipsticks, one in an amazingly bright, shocking, almost fluorescent pink, and one in a beautiful pale chalky coral. I love the totally matte texture of the lipsticks combined with the intense, opaque quality of the colours. I have searched high and low for a reeeaally bright pink lipstick with a totally matte finish, and this is the first one I've found. Thanks Barry M!

    I am planning on wearing this look with fun, unexpected twists like leopard print (cue my new heels!), garishly bright lipstick and flashy, gold vintage jewelery to give it a trashy/fun/glam edge. And of course, extra long, doll-like lashes. Pictures of me wearing the outfits will follow (I want you to see them with the full benefit of my two hours of pampering, hair and makeup that I will do when I actually wear them out!)

    Here are some pictures that I feel capture the girly/glam vibe of the all that glitters look with it's Valley of the Dolls feel...enjoy!
     My magpie collection of sparkly tops! From left: vintage from ebay, vintage from ebay, vintage from Rokit, vintage from a shop in Whitechapel, vintage from The Vintage Emporium Greenwich, and Topshop.

     My pretty ice cream shaded tops go perfectly with my gold vintage bag from Rokit which I have actually worn to death!
    (clockwise from top) bracelet: Topshop, cuff: Topshop, earrings: from a charity shop in Hunstanton, earrings: also from charity shop in Hunstanton, ring: Topshop, necklace: vintage from Greenwich Market (only 99p!)

    My Barry M lipsticks, Topshop glitter, Benefit eyeshadow and Mac eyeshadow. Tutti-fruitti shades like this were seen all over the SS11 catwalks!

                                      I <3 Dolly Mixtures! xxx

      Glitter is a girl's best friend...
                                                     The Valley of the Dolls Look
    Hope you enjoyed the post, and please feel free to leave any comments! Have a sparkly day...

    The Porcelain Princes
    XOXO
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              VOYAGEUR 50 MILE TRAIL RUN RACE REPORT        

    On Saturday I finished my 7th Voyageur 50 Mile Trail Run. Voyageur is really a special race. Even though the race grew by over 100 runners over last year, to 340 starters this year, it still has the small home-town feel as well as a family feel.  The first year I ran Voyageur in 2004, there were 85 starters!  Yes, 85. I know so many of the people who run Voyageur or who are volunteering , it is just like an ultra family reunion.

    I stayed with Jean and Jody. Jody would be running her first 50 mile race! Woot!

    We stayed at Black Bear Casino. It was clean, it wasn’t very noisy, but oh man, the smoke!  I hadn’t thought about the fact that Casino’s allow smoking. Ugh. Our room was ‘smoke free’ but the cigarette smoke penetrated the non smoking room.  I won’t stay there again.

    Race morning was beautiful, 48F with  a promise of mid 70s with clear skies. The promise didn’t disappoint!

    At the start there were so many friends!  Hugs, kisses, photos, it was like a family reunion.  I dropped a few Ziplocs off at the drop bag stations incase I might want to use gloves or spikes through the powerlines. I never did need them.

    Greg and I were going to run the first few hours together. He felt he went out too fast last year and wanted to hang with me as I don’t go out to fast. Ever. I just don’t go fast period.  We ended up running the first two hours together. It was so great to hear about his trip out West to crew/pace Bob while running and finishing HardRock!  The miles went by quickly.

    There were a few bunch ups along the first section out to Jay Cooke and the swinging bridge. I don’t recall this in the past. There was some mud, some water and a few rocky climbs. It was holding people up. We stood around and waited. No rush!





    After running over the swinging bridge we came into Aid Station 1. Woo!  It is so much fun to run along and see friends volunteering. With so many aid stations I really have to watch the clock to make sure I’m not spending too much time visiting! There were 9 aid stations, which you hit twice which means loads of time to spend hanging about talking. I just have so much fun though and love these people so much. I can’t help myself.

    Shelly was there with Greg’s bag, switching out bottles, asking what he needed. I had a full Nathan vest on so didn’t need anything. It was getting warm and humid. We moved on through and began the run toward the powerlines.

    When we ran into Aid Station 3, Peterson’s, I had a Ziploc bag there. I grabbed my gloves from the bag just incase I needed them for grabbing vegetation to hold onto while climbing the powerlines, if they were muddy and slick. Rick was  pouring water and was going to fill my pack while I still wore it upon my back. All was going well until he dropped the pitcher of water. BRRR!  Down my back/butt it went. It was freezing!  We had a good laugh and off we went!

    The miles were going by quickly. We were going to be heading into the powerlines soon. Guess who we run into, Andrew and Ed!  So funny. We have a little game going on this year, since Psycho Wyco.  They are in front of me, I catch them, they try to beat me to the finish. They succeeded at PW, not at Chippewa, and now at Voyageur. So much fun, really!!  I couldn’t contain my laughter and smiles.

    Aid Station 4 Grand Portage, entry to the powerlines. As I was running  toward the station I spied Jean on her bike!  It was so good to see her and get a hug. She was there to support Jody and thought she should be coming in soon. She took a few photos, I emptied my gels, mixed a bottle of UCAN as was on my way.




    The powerlines weren’t muddy! I didn’t need the spikes or the gloves. I was able to climb them just fine and pick my way down. Greg had some nifty poles, I might look into a pair. After we climbed the first few powerlines I asked Greg if he’d like to go in front of me as I was picking my way along more slowly and looked like he could really move. He went off ahead and I didn’t see him again until I was coming into the turnaround,  as he was about two miles ahead.  He was moving well!

    As I was climbing along I ran into Casey, who I haven’t seen since Superior 100, 2006, I believe. We talked and laughed, caught up a bit. It was so good to see him again.

    I felt really great. My legs felt strong, my breathing was good, no problems, I was so thankful to be able to do this race, to spend a long day in the woods. I gave thanks. I thought about how fortunate I was to be able to do this. I really love it.

    Before I knew it I was out of the powerlines and running toward yet another aid station. Amazing. They were all over the place. Wearing my vest was overkill. I really only needed a handheld bottle, which is what I normally use. With Superior 100 on the horizon, a vest is a practice measure.

    I began to run alone. Even with over 300 people on the trail we had spread about and I enjoyed the solo time. I was taking care of myself, consuming salt tablets, nutrition and plenty of water. I wasn’t in any pain. I was just smiling, spending time in the moment, feeling joy. I hadn’t even thought about  listening to music.

    I was coming in on Fond du Lac and knew that Doug and Maria would be at this station. I couldn’t wait!  I ran in and saw all of the ducks that Todd had placed in the water. So cute!  Big blow up duckies. What a treat!  I hugged and caught up with Maria for a few minutes, congratulated her on NeverSummer 100K and then had to get a move on.  I ran through the water, petted a blow up duck and hit the trail.

    Becks Road was coming up next. UMTR aids this station so I knew I’d see many friends there as well. As I came in there were many hugs and photos. Matt, Amy, Willow, Rob, so many that I am not listing because I still have ‘ultra brain’. Rob asked me to try a pickle. I did, it was really good!  I had a few cups of Coke and headed across the road. Good times!

    I felt like I was running from one group of friends to another group of friends; strung together by a wonderful trail.  This was really great.

    The woods were beautiful. There had been plenty of rain this summer, everything was green and lush, most of the horse holes were filled in with thick grass and running was pretty easy. I was keeping my heart rate under 140 without a problem, running about an 11-12 minute mile most of the time. I was going to be running into Skyline Parkway next and knew that I had a drop bag there. I could get rid of the spikes I had been hauling and the gloves. Shelly was going to drop my bottle here, too, so I could mix another bottle of UCAN. The UCAN, a few gels, some watermelon and Coke seemed to work well for me.

    The water crossing were not real deep, but deep enough to cool my feet. I couldn’t believe I didn’t feel any blisters yet. This year I haven’t had any blisters at all.  This may be due to the Altras I’ve been wearing. I usually have at least some hot spots.

    I came into Skyline and Brook and Mike said someone came through asking if anyone knew Julie Berg. Shelly had dropped my bottle for me!  How thoughtful. They handed it off to me, I dug around in my bag and prepared a bottle of UCAN. I dropped the spikes and gloves, chugged the bottle and headed out. It was so much fun to see everyone. I began to climb the road section, knowing that I’d be at the turnaround soon.

    The cut-off for the turnaround at the Zoo is 7 hours. I figured I’d be there by 6. No problem. The sun was warm now, we were exposed along the road. Much of this part was a climb before heading down into the Zoo. I walked along, climbing climbing climbing. Pretty soon I was at Spirit Mountain. It is so cool to run along the face of the ski hills, looking down at the Lake Superior, looking up at the chair lifts. I enjoyed it so much. As I was running along many of my friends were running back toward me. I love the out and back on this course. I never meet anyone in the powerlines where the trail is narrow. I usually meet the bulk of the runners along the wider paths going into the turnaround. I saw so many friends, stopped to chat, hug, talk, then run along. I couldn’t stop smiling. I felt blessed. I am.

    At the turnaround I spied Jean!  She asked me how I felt so good, how could I be having so much fun? I tried to explain it to her-that I just really, really enjoyed spending the day in the woods, how much I love to run, how great it is to reconnect with friends. I don’t know if I was able to explain this well enough to her. She told me she was expecting Jody soon, I was thrilled!  I filled up my bladder, emptied out a few gel packs, consumed was watermelon and told Jean I had to head out. She took a few more pictures and I began the long climb back up Spirit Mountain.

    I began to notice a feeling kind of like shin splints in my left leg. That’s weird. Maybe it was the walking, climbing out from the turnaround. I haven’t had shin splints for years, I couldn’t really understand the feeling in my leg. Maybe my sock or gaitor was too tight. I haven’t been walking that much. I found that it hurt more to walk than it did to jog, so I began to jog up the hills. That helped for a while.

    I dug out my iPod and figured I’d listen to some music to distract myself. Unfortunatley I think my iPod decided to die on this day. I kept messing with it but couldn’t get it to work. I have had it since 2007!  I asked a guy running along to take a look at it, turns out his last name was Berg, too!  He couldn’t get it to work, he was willing to GIVE ME HIS iPod (really!), then we tried my iPhone in airplane mode. That worked fine, so I listened to music for a while. Thank you Mr. Berg!

    I popped back into Skyline, was happy to get off of the exposed road and ready to hit the trail again. I dug around in my bag, grabbed a few cliff blocks, said hello and goodbye to Brook and Mike and was on my way.

    The trail to Becks Road was quiet!  I only saw a few other people during this time. It was such a beautiful day. I was running well, feeling good, feeling so thankful for this day..and then the left leg would remind me that it was not happy.

    I was beginning to lose the ability to push off with my left foot. It felt stiff. I ran into Becks, had some more coke, thanked everyone and pushed on.

    Maria was coming up next at Fond du Lac so I was going to ask her for advice. I’d get this gaitor off and see what was going on under it. When I looked down at my leg it looked a little bit swollen, but none more than usual after 30 miles..you know?

    I came into the aid station and asked if I could sit in the chair. I never sit in the chair!  I plopped down and told Maria and Doug I had to get my gaitor off. Maria asked Troy to retrieve her BioFreeze. I told  her I felt like I had a shin splint or something. I was was flexing my foot up, feeling my shin, I told her it felt like tendonitis. She removed the gaitor, I told her to throw it away. She placed it into a baggie and said she’d wash it and maybe she’d sell it on EBAY. How much can we get for a Julie Berg gaitor she asked? It was hilarious. I sat there laughing! The BioFreeze felt good, I got up and was able to walk ok. Maria walked me out of the aid station and off I went!

    The next section has some crazy climbing with ropes going up hills to grab, now I’d be going down very steeply. I knew this could be rough without any flex in my foot. I tried to keep it steady as I took teeny tiny steps down the steep downs. Ouch. Now it hurt. What the heck? Shin splints are dumb. Go away.

    I moved on, still found that running felt better than walking so jogged the uphills and picked my way down them, trying not to flex my foot. I decided to take a few Advil to see if that would take the edge off. It didn’t. That kind of concerned me.

    The course flattened out a bit, I was able to run pretty well in sections before climbing back through the powerlines. I knew it would be difficult with this stiff foot hanging behind me. I just couldn’t flex it. I never thought that this might be anything more than soreness from shin splints, a bit of tendonitis. I knew that shin splints go away pretty much as soon as I’m done running, I’ve had them before.

    I found that I could still run downhill pretty well. There were long long downhills that I was able to run along pretty quickly, again passing Ed and Andrew. Ha!  Good times!  I really was having a blast and kind of tucked my pain away into another crevice of my mind. I just wasn’t going to think about it.

    The powerlines were pretty warm now. Climbing was great, coming down was a bit difficult without flexing my foot. Oh well. It wasn’t too bad. It was getting real warm. The powerlines are exposed so I was heating up. I took a few more salt tabs.  Drank some more water, began to think about Coke  at Peterson’s!  I was only about 10 miles from the finish.

    I came into Peterson’s, so excited for Coke!  I drank 2 cups, had a gel, knowing the sugar and caffeine was going to be like rocket fuel for me. It was. I was able to really run quickly on the flats, enjoying the experience.

    Jay Cooke!  I couldn’t believe that I was at the final aid station. I gave out hugs and thanks, drank some more  Coke and ran across the bridge. I was really excited I was going to finish around 13 hours with this leg thing which had held me back.  The last section is the most difficult for me. Not so difficult at the beginning, miles 1-3, but difficult at the end, miles 47-50. It is rocks, roots, steep scrambles over boulders and just painful. It also feels like it goes on forever.

    I kept smiling, knowing I had almost made it. I moved very slowly, all of those people that I had passed were passing me now. Even Ed and Andrew came along. I had to laugh, told them I’d see them at the finish. Now I was getting concerned, I was dragging my foot along, it was not letting me move it at all. What the hell?

    I had to scooch down onto my butt to get down some of the rocky ledges, trying to hold my foot straight. My shin was pretty swollen now. What in the world. Dumb shin splints. I finally came up to the bridge, walked across the bridge and up onto the bike path. I tried to run and couldn’t even run on the bike path. Hmmmm….not good.  My foot was not having it. Another person passed me. Oh man. I grimaced and kept on.  I made the turn and could see the finish line!

    Oh happy day!  I blocked out the pain and jogged toward the end. I could hear all of the bells, the Julie Bergs!, the clapping and cheering. So much fun!  I crossed the finish line in just over 13 hours. Thank goodness!!  Jean and Jody took pictures; Jody made it to 40 miles before she was pulled-her longest run!!! So awesome!! She felt good! Big hugs for all of  my friends, Greg finished in 12 something, was doing well, it was one big party. I feel so grateful to be a part of this community, it really is special.




    I visited for an hour or so and decided to head for home. I have about a 2.5 hour drive. I had some cramping on the way, didn’t stop, I knew I wasn’t going to be able to walk on my foot, it felt stiff.



    Sunday my leg was red and swollen. I hobbled around, able to make it to Church and grocery shopping. Monday I couldn’t place weight on it.  Red, swollen, intense pain. I was sure it was broken now. How could have I run on a broken leg? Did I cross that damn line again between fun and injury again? No way. It didn’t feel that bad at the time. I thought it was a shin splint. Or tendonitis. Ugh.

    I went to the clinic on Monday and learned I have a thing; cellulitis, a skin infection. The MD diagnosed it right away. I told him I really thought I broke something. Nope, it’s a skin infection. He drew a line around the red swollen area and told me if it grew out of this line I needed to go to the ER. He prescribed antibiotics that I’ve been taking for three days now. The redness is gone. I still can’t walk on it, can’t place any weight upon it which seems odd to me. The swelling is going down. I’m unable to flex my foot.  I can’t help but think I have cellulitis AND a fracture. It’s very painful. The MD doesn’t believe the run had anything to do with the infection. The infection just came out while I was running. If it had come out a day earlier I wouldn’t have been running. Very strange.

    Oh well, I otherwise have felt great after this race. No muscle soreness, no blisters, no other pains. Awesome recovery. I guess I was in pretty good 50 mile shape! 













              Securian Winter Carnival Half Maraton        

    I’ve always enjoyed the winter carnival half marathon. It is normally very cold but this year it was very balmy!!  Saturday morning I woke up to 32F!  Wow!  I decided I’d wear light leggings with a skirt, one long sleeved top and a pair of light gloves and light buff. No screws in my shoes! No ice! Yay!

    Last year, due to foot surgery, I wasn’t able to run the race. I was very excited to sign up this year.

    I arrived to the race an hour before start time. I always like to leave plenty of time to find parking and find the race start.  For road races the biggest stressor for me is to find a bathroom as soon as I park. I always have an hour drive or more. Luckily for me, there was a bathroom in the parking ramp. Yes!

    With only a short walk to the pre race festivities, I had plenty of time to pick up my number, shirt and mug. I couldn’t believe all of the people that I knew at the race. With a race of over 1000 people it always shocks me that I can pick out friends whom I have no idea are in attendance.  As I was walking through the skywalk I ran into John,  then Amy and Shawn, then Jeff. Pretty soon it was Dan and Karen. Amazing!  Kate and Brian. Quick fun chats with everyone. 

    With just a few minutes to go before the start, I mosied outside to find a spot among the runners. I decided I’d run between the 200 and 210 pace groups. I was in no rush, this was just a training run to get in some miles on my feet. I wanted to see how my feet would stand up to the asphalt. I’ve entered Grandmas Marathon in June and haven’t really run any asphalt yet since my surgery.  I figured a 915-930 pace would be just great.

    The first few miles were new to the course. We  circled around downtown before we headed out onto Shepard Road to run along the river. There has been a lot of reconstruction of the road and the area surrounding it since I’ve last run this race. The road is heavily slanted and I kept moving around the road, trying to find the place where my feet were on stable ground.  At times this was in the middle of the road and at times it was on the shoulder. Very strange.  I could feel the slant of the road in my ankles and in my knees.

    The sky was blue with bright sun and just a hint of breeze. It really was a beautiful morning. I could hear the jingle of dog tags following me so I turned to look, sure enough, a large poodle was prancing along with a woman. The dog was as happy as could be as I watched the women feed her a cliff bar. They stopped often as the women let her dog drink from her water bottle. So awesome to see.

    I had 4 gels and filled my water bottle once during the race. 

    I was running 915s most of the race, this was  a comfortable pace for me. I was surprised that my heart rate was quite high-my average HR during the run was 162. Too high, really. My highest HR was 182, as I climbed the final hill to the finish line.

    The route is an out and back so I was able to high five and holler out to each of my friends, whom I mentioned earlier. I also saw Kate while we were running.  I did not see her at the start.

    What a blast of a day!  I felt great, I finished in 201 and nothing hurt. Woot!!!  The pavement was OK on my foot so I am feeling good about Grandmas.

    After I arrived home Troy and I went suit shopping for the first time. He has a Career Fair at the U of M, where he attends the College of Science and Engineering. I asked John at the race for a recommendation as to where we should shop. He suggested Men’s Wearhouse so that is where Troy and I went. We were blown away by the high level of customer service and the ease of  purchasing his  suit. We will certainly go back.

    Next up is Psycho Wyco 50K on February 20. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to this one. Looking forward to it!!




              Secure Digital Privacy With Sen. Lee's ECPA Modernization Act        

    Over 250 years ago, courageous colonists took up arms and defended the right against unlawful search and seizure in the American Revolution. Fueled by outrageous searches by British law enforcement, our founding fathers enshrined within our constitution the Fourth Amendment, which reads, in part: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.”

    Sadly, government lost its way between then and now, spying on private information that it shouldn’t see. At the dawn of the internet era, Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), a law establishing privacy protections for digital communications. But the law was written well before most people even knew what email was. Written for the technology of its time, ECPA permits warrantless search of stored electronic communications that are 180 days old. At that point, barely any electronics had high-memory capacity to store information like email does, so it wasn’t particularly egregious to assume old communications were abandoned. It’s a totally different story today, where email and digital communications have moved to the cloud, which has become the standard for data storage.

    Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) want to upgrade this archaic privacy-breaching law with the ECPA Modernization Act. This bill would erase the 180 days exception for law enforcement searches of electronic communications and replace it with the constitutional requirement of probable cause and a warrant. If the government obtains an individual’s communications through a third party provider, it must send a copy of its warrant to said individual within ten days. Without a warrant, law enforcement would have zero access to private electronic communications.

    The bill also establishes the same privacy protections for third-party geolocation information, an area left wide-open by existing law. Third party companies servicing devices and programs that track your location such as cell phone carriers or Snapchat will only provide geolocation information upon receiving a warrant. The person whose location is sought will be notified by mail within ten days.

    Occasionally, law enforcement claims that notifying the intended target of a warrant or criminal investigation could compromise effectiveness. For example, a suspect could destroy relevant records and evidence for a crime if they know that they are being targeted. Under existing law, law enforcement can request a “gag order” that stops a suspect from receiving a warrant notice. The ECPA Modernization Act would require law enforcement to provide specific facts proving that a gag order is necessary, a more stringent standard.

    Government’s respect for privacy has diminished over time, especially for electronic communications. The ECPA Modernization Act would ensure that Americans enjoy the same Fourth Amendment protections for digital communications as they do in the physical world.


              Cross-dresser surprise        

    Bait and switch II CindyUSA Cindyusa58@bellsouth.net I was online chatting with a stranger and admitted I liked to dress like a woman.  I admitted that I was a closet CD.  Like most CD, I indicated I was submissive and had fantasies about being forced to give oral to a man, being forced to be a […]

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              Cross-dressing adventure in a used clothing store        

    Shopping at a second-hand  store CindyUSA\ cindyusa58@bellsouth.net I posted a message on Craigslist saying I was a CD and wanted to chat with men who like a CD.  I did not ask to meet anyone, just wanted to chat and play out my fantasy.  I received a dozen replies from admires; some were from other […]

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              UPDATE: BBM for Android updated; BBM video chat now in beta        
    UPDATE: “The beta video feature will only be available in U.S. and Canada, coming first to Android users, followed closely by iOS. At that time, U.S. and Canadian BBM users will be able to enjoy cross-platform video calling with each other. We plan to launch the feature globally in our July release.” BlackBerry has just […]
              BBM for iOS updated with BBM Protected Improvements        
    BlackBerry has released an update to BBM for iOS. This update comes in at version 293.0.0.20 and brings the same features to iOS users that BlackBerry and Android users received from the last update. BBM Protected updates: Team Chats – BBM Protected now allows organizational teams to take advantage of context-specific, secure BBM collaboration sessions. […]
              Kauai Day One!        
    On June 21st around 10:30 pm I arrived at my friend's where I would be spending the night so her mom could drive us and her brother my friend's brother to the airport at San Jose, a three hour drive from where we would begin. I was expecting my friend to be asleep because of our early start that next morning, but she and her mom was awake and eating Chinese salad, so we all stayed up chatting and preparing until nearly 1:00 a.m.

    Our alarms went off at 2:00 a.m.

    After dragging myself out of their comfy guest bedroom where my friend and I had slept that night, we got all of our things together and were in the car before 3:00 a.m. driving sleepily to San Jose. I was completely wiped and fell asleep on the side of the car, the headrest in front of me, and my friend's leg multiple times, and when I next awoke, it was 5:00 and we were nearing the airport. my friend's mom dropped us off and we said our goodbye's before heading inside with our (heavy!) bags on our (tired!) feet. It was a bit of a struggle to get our bags checked, mainly because there was no correctly marked lines or directions and the airport lady running around would says something that confused us and then run off again. But we did it eventually! Then we went through the longest security line ever! It was like standing in line at Space Mountain at Disneyland. We finally made it through and then we were in the airport terminals. We were also hungry.

    So we went to Starbucks and I had a white mocha and a cranberry scone, and my friend and her brother got croissants and a breakfast sandwich. Yummy! We chugged our drinks because it was time for us to get in line to board at that time, on the smallest big plane I've ever been on. It held maybe 80 people and had the teeeniest seats ever! my friend and I sat together and my friend's brother a few seats in front of us. We departed by 7:20 a.m. and arrived a little over an hour later in LA. my friend dozed that whole flight and the waiting time before our next flight, but I wasn't able to sleep on that flight.

    The next flight we took a shuttle (loooong ride!) across the airport to the proper terminal to get to our gate, which was either 43 or 48. We weren't sure because the screen had bad pixels. We thought it was 43. Our flight was meant to depart at 9:50. my friend fell asleep in the chair, I called Mom, Nick, Dad, and my aunt Terry who lives by LA, and then suddenly my friend's brother says, “It's 9:50 and we haven't been called yet. I'm gonna go check it out.” Oblivious to the meaning of that sentence, I nod and he disappears, leaving me with a sleeping friend and some bags.

    A few minutes later he jogs back and tells us to hurry, wake up, we're at the wrong gate and they are boarding NOW. We grab our stuff and book it to gate 48 and board the plane.

    This flight we did not have seats next to each other, which was very disappointing. We were going to trade with people but no one was able to, so my friend was at the front, my friend's brother in the middle, and I in the very last row by the window, next to a family of four plus a cousin. It was a loooong flight. The kids across from me were quiet which I was thankful for, but not talking to anybody for five plus hours kind of sucked. my friend stopped by once and I got up once to use the bathroom and go say hi back, but as soon as I headed down the plane the seatbelt sign turned on and I got back down, and it was too difficult to get back out to attempt it again. I read Emma by Jane Austen and slept that flight away.

    Finally we landed in Kauai! It was 12:56 p.m. Hawaiian time (three hours earlier than California) and we deplaned, got our bags, and started sweltering in the humidity. It was about 75 degrees in Kauai but the humidity made it feel like we were swimming through the air, definitely hot the dry heat we were used to around Sacramento.

    We took a shuttle to the Hertz car rental place, where my friend (awesome my friend, who planned this whole damn thing) had rented us a Nissan Vesta AND where they got a surprise $150 discount on the underage driver thing because the guy had a coupon he gave us! Yay!

    Then we drove off to Poipu, a resort area on the South side of the island, using my friend's brother's phone for a GPS. We didn't get lost, but it did take a while because all the drivers here are apparently sloooow! We were distracted, however, by the gorgeous lush plants and scenery and the amazing hills and cliffs. We drove through the resort area until we made it to our beautiful resort, and parked and trekked inside in our sticky airplane clothes, where we were greeted with “Mahalo!” and given leis and told some of the resort's events and checked in. We then grabbed our bags and walked five or ten minutes to our building, and took the elevator to the third floor to our room.

    Our ocean-front room.

    In Kauai.

    WHEEEEE!!!

    The ocean in front of me as I type this is not an ocean you can wade in. It hits up against a rock bank/cliff and makes some impressive smashes, and is beautiful to see. The entire suite we have is gorgeous. It had a living room, a dining room, a full kitchen, a master bedroom with a king bed and a master bathroom with a huge tub and a huge shower, a smaller bedroom with a Queen bed, a smaller bathroom but still a large shower, and a few closets. And it had a balcony, which has a table and four chairs, a smaller side table, and a lounge chair that I am sitting on at 6:11 a.m. and typing this down in Open Office to hopefully transfer to my blog later today with some photos.

    Anyhoo, after arriving yesterday we were sooo hungry because the long flight didn't feed you unless you paid $10 for a salad or sandwich, and since we had some trail mix bars it wasn't necessary. We decided to go down to the grill at the resort, and my friend and I had a delicious fresh fish sandwich with fries and my friend's brother had a burger. We were right by this huuuge pool that had lots of people swimming and lounging around. It was a pleasant spot.

    There was also an incident.

    A bird incident.

    While we were eating, my friend noticed “the cutest baby birds ever!” flocking around us hoping for some crumbs. I decided to feed them some even though my friend warned they would all come around and pester me for more. I tossed them a few crumbs and started to eat a french fry. I took a bite and had another bite to go when one of the small birds decided I wasn't sharing enough.

    It flew at me, beating its wings in my face and hooking its claw around my lip for purchase as it tried to eat the french fry that I was eating. I screamed and flung my hand up at the bird, and it flew away, leaving me a panting pile of panic and the other two dying of laughter. The long and short of it is I do not in fact, now have bird rabies, and that I will never in my whole entire life feed birds again. (Later today I would find a placard by the main room that says "DO NOT FEED THE BIRDS". Oops).

    Another odd thing happened during our dinner. I started getting really dizzy. I'm not sure why, if it was the lack of sleep, the two flights and possibly altitude sickness, or the humidity, but we came back to our room and all decided to lay down. I called Nick and talked for a while, still feeling like I was on a boat rocking back and forth even though I was laying down. We hung up and I decided to nap for a while. I fell asleep around 4 or 4:30.

    I woke up after my friend and my friend's brother went to get groceries, after the rest of our party arrived (Drew, his brother Zach, and his girlfriend Allie) and after they had made and eaten a pizza and were chatting around the dining room table. It was after midnight.

    I stumbled out, said hi, and stumbled to the bathroom to take out my horribly goopy and glued in contacts. Then I walked back out and redid my hi, sitting down and chatting for a while as well. Within the hour we were all back in bed, though I was afraid sleeping would be impossible now after a day of napping and six straight hours of sleep.

    My friend and her brother took the master bedroom, Allie and I took the Queen bedroom, and Drew and Zach slept on the pull-out couch. Allie dropped off right away and it took me about two hours to get anywhere near sleep. I kept starting to doze off and then jerking awake. It was hard to sleep without Nick. I still woke up every two hours or so, but I managed to stay asleep until just before six. The rooms were humid (we had the window open to hear the ocean and it was looooud, it also rained sporadically and loudly through the whole night) and I was hot and not tired anymore. So, in the dark of the room, I grabbed my laptop and snuck through the living room where Drew and Zach were sleeping, opened the slider as quietly as possible, and sat down to write everything that happened yesterday, while watching the sunrise. (It's beautiful, by the way). It has been raining with sprinkles and outright downpours since I've been out here, but it is cooler and the mist is welcome. The ocean is crashing into the rocks and those (evil) small birds are chirping. I think I'm the only one awake right now, so I'll stay out here for a while longer and perhaps doze a bit more.

    On the balcony with an ocean-view in Kauai.

    EEEEEEEE!!!

    (Pictures have been taken, but with a really good camera, and they are too large to even upload to Photobucket quickly. Wifi is only available in the main room unfortunately, and my battery is running out. I'll get them up as soon as possible, but in the meantime, here is a dark and stormy looking picture of the view off our balcony!)


              SNAPCHAT WARNING: Children face 'grooming and bullying' with new map feature        
    CHILDREN across Oxfordshire have been warned against broadcasting their location on Snapchat amid concerns it could leave them vulnerable to grooming, stalking and bullying.
              Solar irrigation cooperative to solve groundwater crisis        
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    A solar water pump (Source: Sehgal Foundation)

    India's groundwater crisis: Gujarat's solar irrigation cooperative embarks on a solution

    The world's first Solar Pump Irrigators’ Cooperative Enterprise (SPICE) has been formed in Dhundi village in Gujarat's Kheda district. Members of the enterprise have not only made a switch from diesel to solar pumps but are also selling power to the local electricity utility, thereby creating a parallel revenue stream. The project has been initiated and partly funded by IWMI-Tata Water Policy Program. By December 2016, the six members had together earned more than Rs 1,60,000 from the sale of surplus energy to the local power utility.

    Storage capacity of Karnataka reservoirs lost to siltation

    With the accumulation of silt in Karnataka's 11 major reservoirs, nearly 10 percent of the storage capacity, that can annually cater to at least five cities as large as Bengaluru, is being lost. The loss of storage is primarily in the reservoirs of north Karnataka. The worst affected is the Tungabhadra dam which witnesses nearly 17 days of overflow due to high siltation levels. To tackle the issue, a proposal to construct a dam that will hold 30 tmcft of Tungabhadra water is made. 

    Wetland panel formed in Gujarat

    The Gujarat government has finally formed a 23-member state wetlands conservation authority under the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules. Apart from government officials, the committee has representatives of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bhaskaracharya Institute For Space Applications and Geo-Informatics (BISAG) among others. The aim of the committee is to examine wetlands, review conservation activities and make suggestions to the central government and financial agencies for various conservation projects.

    Centre adopts two villages along the Ganga river

    The Ministry of Drinking Water And Sanitation, in collaboration with Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), has adopted two villages along the bank of Ganga river to make them model Ganga villages. The two villages are Veerpur Khurd in Dehradun and Mala in Pauri Garhwal. With the help of various stakeholders and ministries involved, these two villages will be provided with solid and liquid waste management facilities, drainage systems and groundwater recharge. 

    Odisha blames Chhattisgarh for providing wrong information on water

    The Odisha government has blamed the neighbouring Chhattisgarh government for giving wrong information on the flow of water to Hirakud reservoir in the downstream of the Mahanadi river. As per the claims, the latter is operating the gates at Kalma barrage in an improper manner to intentionally restrict the water flow to Hirakud. The matter will be taken up with the Central Water Commission to ensure the free flow of water in Mahanadi river through Odisha.  

    This is a roundup of important news from May 29 - June 5, 2017. Also read the policy matters this week. 

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              Former Vogue Paris Editor, Carine Roitfeld, to Become a Grandma        
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              Commis général (temporaire) - Exceldor - Lévis, QC        
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              Comment on what you can do right now by JennyO        
    Thank you love, I just had a really fun conversation with my Dad. Most the time he's grumpy but I called right when he was alone and wanted to chat and share a great game of golf with me. :o) That felt really good. >
              Links from Hanselminutes 349        
    As if I had nothing better to do (I'm supposed to be cleaning the bathroom), I collected a bunch of links whilst listening to the Hanselminutes podcast episode 349. This show was one of the Hanselminutia episodes where Scott chats with Richard Campbell. They were talking about a lot of home automation stuff that's interesting to me so I gathered links to follow up on later (after the bathroom is clean, of course).

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              January, 2012 Daring Baker Challenge: Back to Basics:Scones (Biscuits)        
    Introduction:  Hi my name is Audax from Audax Artifex (yes this web site). Whenever I visit my sister and her family in S.E. Queensland Australia she always welcomes me with a fresh batch of my favourite baked treat which we devour gleefully with cups of tea while we chat and catch up with the events in our lives.

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    The treat that I'm talking about is the basic scone (also know as baking powder biscuits in North America) my sister really knows how to make them, they are wondrously light with soft sides and a lovely airy crumb – superb with jam and cream. This month I want the Daring Bakers' to share my delight and I invite you to bake a batch of scones to enjoy with friends and family.

    For our North American members I wish to clarify what this challenge is all about and try to avoid any confusions. Scones in North American are nearly always triangular in shape have a slightly crisp crust usually covered in sugar and have a soft interior crumb and sometimes are laced with dried fruit (these baked goods in Australia and England are called “rock cakes” since they are usually made to look like “rocky” cakes not wedges), meanwhile biscuits in North American are a round shaped buttery slightly flaky baked good usually eaten with meals (these items in Australia and England are called “scones” and are eaten with butter and jam usually with cups of tea or coffee as a sweet snack). So this challenge (using the North American name) is to make biscuits. Or using the Australian or English name this challenge is to make scones.

    To further clarify for our North American bakers this month's challenge is to make biscuits (also called baking powder biscuits) if you choose to make your biscuits using buttermilk as the liquid you are making what are known as “Southern” Biscuits which are one of the most famous examples of home cooking in the Southern States of America (that is they are a baking powder biscuit made with buttermilk). In Australia and England “Southern” Biscuits would be called buttermilk scones. So restating the above, the challenge is to make scones (using the Australian/English name) or to make  biscuits (using the North American name). Incidentally if you use cream as your liquid in the challenge recipe the final baked good would be called a cream biscuit in North America or a cream scone in Australia and England.  

    Scones (biscuits) contain only a small number of ingredients they are fast to make, quick to bake, only cost cents per batch and most importantly are super FUN to eat. In England and Australia scones are eaten with jam and butter usually with cups of tea or coffee mostly as a sweet snack, while in North America they are usually eaten with meals as a savoury side.

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    Of course scones (biscuits) have a notorious reputation as being difficult for some people to make  comments like “hockey pucks”, “These made great door-stops ” and the like fill the comment sections of most recipe websites. You see scones (can be said as a rhyme with cone and also can be said as a rhyme with gone) are a type of quick bread that is a white flour dough that is raised using chemical agents usually baking powder and/or baking soda. Basic scones contain flour, raising agent(s), butter (or shortening or lard), salt, and milk (or buttermilk or soured milk or cream). Most recipes just say to “rub the fat into the flour” then combine the dry and wet ingredients until “gathered together” and then “lightly knead” the gathered mixture until a soft dough forms, then “roll or pat” out this dough and then “cut” out rounds and bake them in a hot oven. Well how hard could it really be I thought uh-mm as you can see below my first batch wasn't the greatest success … they didn't raise at all and the texture was barely OK I thought … I was left wondered what I had done wrong …   

    My first attempt at scones (really pretty terrible I thought, no height no tenderness and no flakiness)

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    So after studying many many (288 websites bookmarked) scone/biscuit recipes and the bakers' comments about these recipes and after doing 16 batches! myself I have acquired a lot of information to help you master the techniques involved I hope that at the end of this challenge that you will be able to make a good if not great scone (biscuit).

    After much research and many attempts …  finally some scones (the 14th, 15th and 16th batches) that I wouldn't mind sharing with my sister.

    The Classic Australian scone ring (Aussie Damper) – the crumb is very similar to bread
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    Cheese and chives scones – a “sky-high” light and tender scone flavoured with cheese and chives
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    The classic Southern Biscuit (buttermilk scone) – a superbly flaky scone made with buttermilk and laminated to form distinct layers when baked
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    Fairy Ring
    As I mentioned in the challenge posting in Australia and England scones are usually eaten as a sweet treat (with butter and jam) with cups of tea on that theme while doing my research for this challenge I thought I would do a variation on the sweet side of the scone. Here is one recipe that is suitable for kids and adults when you want something special and sweet yet can be made at a moment's notice.

    In Australia one of the most popular children's party food item is fairy bread. This is a variation of fairy bread called Fairy Ring made with an Aussie Scone (Damper) ring laced with 100s and 1000s then iced (with some icing sugar and a touch of lemon juice made into a sticky paste) then sprinkled with more 100s and 1000s (coloured sprinkles). My 9 year old niece went crazy with delight and literally squealed with glee when I showed her this Fairy Ring and say I made it especially for her.

    Normal (Damper) Scone Ring
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    Fairy Ring straight from the oven
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    Completed Fairy Ring
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    Hot Dog Buns
    Here is a savoury variation, I made hot dog buns using the basic scone recipe. They worked out great I couldn't believe the crumb and they tasted great with the hot dog and relishes and I made them in under 15 minutes (once the oven was hot enough). I was very surprised how well the basic scone dough complimented savoury food.  
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    Touch of Grace Scones
    (Click on the title to go to a great posting about this recipe)
    Here is the answer to dry biscuits this recipe is called "touch of grace" biscuits which uses a few simple techniques to create a super moist crumb. These scones are all about tenderness everything is designed to obtain the softest and most tender crumb possible. These are very different from the normal bread-like scones that Australians like with jam and cream. These would be perfect with a savoury meal. They were so buttery with a soft creamy crumb that literally melts in your mouth, the mouth feel is like clouds. As one reviewer lovingly opined "They're squat little puffs you'll want to grab, steaming, from a basket passed over fried chicken or bacon and eggs". The way I make them is slightly adapted from the original recipe,  I use a lot of very large pieces of butter and all buttermilk with very low gluten cake flour and some resting time in the fridge. Resting the dough after the buttermilk is stirred into the dry ingredients is essential you would never be able to form the soft balls of dough coated in flour that are the "rounds" in this case and keeping everything cold helps the baking process. While baking the large pieces of butter melt into the flour causing large air holes to form in the baked dough and since we use soft flour (6%) which cannot form flaky layers we thus obtain a feather-light creamy tender crumb infused with the maximum amount of butter that the dough can hold.
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    These scones are made entirely from cake flour (6% gluten), I used 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 cup very large-sized butter pieces, about 1/2 cup buttermilk and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. I rubbed in butter making sure most of the fat/flour where large pea sized pieces. I rested the dough after I mixed in the wet ingredients for 10 minutes until cold, during this time the dough "firms" up making it possible to turn it out in one cohesive dough ball onto a lightly floured board. I formed a rectangle of the soft dough floured the top lightly then I stamped out rounds. You could feel the pieces of butter in the formed round The rounds are very soft but can be picked up and placed into the baking dish. Then I place the baking dish with all the formed rounds back in the fridge for 10 minutes until cold then bake. (This procedure is much easier than the original recipe's method and it gives as good results I think). As you can see the crumb is saturated with butter and has masses of large airy pockets to trap your favourite topping. Absolutely delicious.
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    Raisin Scones
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    I wanted to make one batch of flavoured scones I went with sweet raisins and some molasses in the dough. I rubbed in the butter until it was like fine sand and I used "OO" cake flour about 7% protein and some cornflour (cornstarch), I was very happy with the look of the baked scones and the crumb was very tender very much like bread which is what I wanted. These were very cute looking but to be honest I like plain scones much better.
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    The bread like crumb of the scone so so tasty and soft.
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    As you can see scones (biscuits) are all about technique since the scones pictured above used the same basic recipe. 

    Recipe Source:  The challenge scone (biscuit) recipe has been especially formulated by Audax Artifex after a large amount of research and experimentation. It is designed to help you master the techniques involved in making scones (biscuits) exactly the way you like them. 

    Blog-checking lines: Audax Artifex was our January 2012 Daring Bakers’ host. Aud worked tirelessly to master light and fluffy scones (a/k/a biscuits) to help us create delicious and perfect batches in our own kitchens!

    Posting Date:  January 27, 2012

    Challenge Notes:
    The Ingredients – since scones contain only a small number of ingredients each should be of the highest quality
    Flour – lower gluten (i.e. soft) flours (about 9% or less protein) produce taller and lighter scones than normal plain (all-purpose) flour (about 10%+ protein). But to be honest it wasn't that great a difference so long you sifted the dry ingredients thoroughly at least three times. That is always triple sift the dry ingredients this will ensure that the flour is well aerated and the raising agents are evenly distributed so resulting in light scones. I found that finely milled soft “OO” flour gave the best results but don't worry you can get excellent results with sifted plain (all-purpose) flour. You can use self-raising flour if you wish (remember to leave out the raising agents and salt) in the recipe below it is important to triple sift the self-raising flour as well I like to add about ½ teaspoon of extra fresh baking powder per cup of self-raising flour to ensure a good lift in my scones. In the northern states of America and most of Canada all-purpose flour is generally very hard (high in protein) you can replace for each cup 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour with cake flour  OR for each cup replace 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour with cornflour (cornstarch). Or you can let the scones rest (20 mins) in the fridge before baking. 
    Fat – unsalted butter gives the best flavour while lard gives the flakiest texture since it has a much higher melting point than butter so promoting a flaky texture in the final scones. The best compromise is to use a combination of the two in equal measure. I usually use all (unsalted) butter for flavour and health reasons. In most recipes the fat is rubbed into the flour using fingers or a pastry cutter (don't use two knives or forks since it takes too long to cut in the fat using this method). It is best to grate the butter using the coarse side of a box-grater and then freeze it until you need it. Freezing the butter prevents the fat from melting into the flour. The idea is to coat the fat particles with the flour. You are looking for a fat/flour combination that looks like very coarse bread crumbs with a few pieces of butter about the size of peas, the finer you make your fat pieces the more tender the crumb of your final scones. If you want very flaky scones then make the fat pieces large like Lima beans and only lightly coat them in the flour. If your kitchen is very hot you can refrigerate your flour so helping to keep the fat from melting. Don't freeze your flour as this will make it too difficult to rub the fat into the flour. (Typical usage about 1 to 8 tablespoons of fat per cup of flour).
    Chemical raising agents – always use fresh raising agents, baking powder deteriorates within two months once the jar is opened, typical usage 1 to 2 teaspoons per cup. Baking powder nowadays is double action – there is an initial release of gas once the dry and wet ingredients are combined and there is another release of gas from the high heat of the oven. If you are using acidic ingredients (such as buttermilk, soured milk, honey, citrus juice, yoghurt, tomato sauce etc) then use an additional ¼ teaspoon of baking soda per cup of liquid to help neutralise the acid and make the final baked product raise correctly. Baking soda is much stronger (x4) in raising power than baking powder. You can make you own single action baking powder by triple sifting together one part baking soda and two parts cream of tartar store in an airtight container. To check if your double action baking powder is fresh place 1/4 teaspoon in 1/2 cup of water it should bubble a lot, then microwave it for 30 secs it should bubble it again. To check your baking soda place 1/8 teaspoon into 1 tablespoon of vinegar (or lemon juice) it should bubble a lot. 
    Liquid – you can use milk (any sort), buttermilk, soured milk, yoghurt, half-and-half, cream, coconut cream, soda water, even lemon-flavoured soda pop (soft drink) or a combination of these as the liquid in your scones. You can sour regular milk with a tablespoon of cider vinegar or lemon juice for every cup. Just stir it in and let it sit for 10 minutes or so to curdle. Typical usage is 1/3 to 1/2 cup of liquid per cup of flour.
    Salt – a small amount of salt (about ¼ teaspoon per cup of flour)  helps improve the action of the raising agents and enhances the flavour of the scones.

    The Equipment
    Baking pans – use dark coloured heavy weight baking pans as these have the best heat distribution and really give a great raise to your baked goods. Many people like to use cast iron skillets for best results.
    Measuring cups and spoons – try to accurately measure all ingredients especially if this is your first attempt at making scones (biscuits) remember to scoop the ingredient into the measure and level with a knife. If you can weigh the flour using scales even better.
    Scone (biscuit) cutters – use a cutter that is made of sharp thin metal with straight sides and is open at both ends this ensures that the scone will raise straight and evenly and ensures the cut scone is easy to remove from the cutter without compressing the dough. Try to avoid using cutters with wavy sides, thick walled cups, glasses, metal lids, small jars or any cutter with only one opening since it is difficult to remove the cut scones from these without compressing the dough therefore leading to 'tougher' scones. If you cannot get a good cutter you can cut out squares or wedges etc using a sharp knife if you wish.
    Rolling pins – most scone doughs are very soft (and wet) so can be easily patted out using your fingers. For a large amount of dough you can use a rolling pin remember to use light pressure from the centre outwards to form an even thickness of dough ready to be cut into scones. Avoid rolling back and forth over the same area as this can overwork the dough.    

    The Techniques
    Triple sift the dry ingredients – sift your dry ingredients from a height this permits plenty of air to be incorporated into the mixture which allows for maximum lightness in your scones and ensures even distribution of all the raising agents and other ingredients.
    Rubbing in the fat – this is the stage where you can control how tender or flaky your final scone crumb will be. The more you coat your fat with flour and the smaller the particles of the final mixture, the more tender the end product because you’re retarding gluten formation in the flour (unfortunately the price you pay for this tenderness is that the final dough will be soft and might not raise very well since the gluten isn't developed enough to form a stable structure to trap the gases that are released when the dough is baked). Conversely the larger you leave the pieces of fat (the infamous "pea-sized" direction you always see in scone/biscuit recipes), the flakier the final scones will be (that is the gluten in this case is more developed but you might find that the final baked product is dry and the mouth feel of crumb could be too firm i.e. tough). So summarising the tenderness/flakiness of your scone is achieved in this stage by manipulating the size of the fat particles and how much of the flour is used to coat the fat (the more flour used to coat the fat promotes more tenderness while larger fat pieces promote more flakiness).  Either way quickly rub in the grated frozen fat into the dry ingredients using
    1)your finger tips – as you lightly rub and pinch the fat into the flour, lift it up high and let it fall back down into the bowl, this means that air is being incorporated all the time, and air is what makes scones light, continue this until you have the desired sized flour/fat particles in the mixture, or
    2)a cold pastry cutter – begin by rocking the pastry cutter into the fat and flour mixture continue rocking until all the fat is coated in flour and the desired sized flour/fat particles are obtained.
    Moistening and bringing the dough together -  add nearly all of the liquid at once to the rubbed-in dry ingredients.  When mixing the dough (I use a soft plastic spatula, my sister uses a knife), stir with some vigour from the bottom to the top and mix just until the dough is well-moistened and begins to just come together it will be wet (and sticky). And remember the old saying – the wetter the dough the lighter the scones (biscuits)!  
    Handling the dough – as most people know it is important not to overwork the dough but what isn't appreciated is that under-working is almost as common a mistake as overworking. Look at my first attempt (the first photo in this article) at making the challenge recipe it is crumbly and a bit leaden and the crumb isn't flaky at all this is due to under-working the dough and making the flour/fat particles too small, it took me about six batches to understand this and not be afraid to handle the dough so the scone (biscuit) would raise correctly. Under-working causes as many problems as overworking. Overworking leads to tough, dry and heavy scones while under-working leads to crumbly leaden ones. If you are not happy with your baked goods look carefully at your final scones (biscuits) and decide if you have under- or over-worked your dough.
    Kneading or folding/turning the dough – this is the stage where you can control whether or not your scone has distinct layers by 1) only kneading the dough (for no layering effect) or 2) only turning and folding the dough (for a layering effect).  As mentioned above given the same amounts of flour and fat, leaving larger pieces of fat equals more gluten formation and, therefore, flakiness. Leaving smaller pieces of fat equals less gluten formation and, therefore, tenderness. Your dough at this stage of the recipe will be a mixture of different gluten strengths since it is almost impossible to make a totally homogeneous dough at home. The major idea at this stage of the process is to exploit these gluten differences to achieve a desired degree of lamination (layering) in the final baked good. That is at this stage your dough (after you have added the liquid and mixed it until it just holds together), will have different layers of relatively gluten-rich (tougher) dough (the more floury parts of the dough), and layers of relatively gluten-free (tender-er) dough with small pieces of fat (the more fatty parts of the dough). So at this point if we only lightly knead the dough these layers will become less distinct which means the dough will become more homogeneous so producing a more even and more tender crumb when baked. But if at this stage you only fold and turn the dough (as shown below in pictures) over itself, these different layers will remain intact but will get thinner and thinner with each fold and turn, so when the fat melts and the liquid turns to steam in the oven, this steam pushes the tougher layers apart, leading to an overall flakiness and a layering effect in the scone crumb (see picture of the buttermilk biscuit above). So if you want an even more tender crumb just lightly knead (much like you would knead bread but with a very very light touch) the turned-out dough a few times until it looks smooth. If you want to form layers (laminations) in your final baked goods do a few folds and turns until it looks smooth. Always do at least one light knead to make the final dough structurally strong enough to raise and hold its shape whether you are aiming for a smooth tender crumb or a flaky layered crumb.
    Pat or roll out the dough – since most scone (biscuit) doughs are soft (and sticky) it is best to use your fingers to gently pat out the dough once it has been kneaded or folded and turned. Use a very light touch with little pressure while forming the dough rectangle to be cut into rounds for the scones. If you want tall scones then pat out the dough tall, about 3/4 inch to 1 inch (2 cm to 2½ cm) thick is about right.
    Cutting out your scones – use a well-floured scone (biscuit) cutter for each round that you stamp out from the dough. That is dip your cleaned cutter into fresh plain flour before each separate cut. Do not twist the cutter while stamping out the scone, push down firmly until you can feel the board then lift the cutter the round should stay inside the cutter then gently remove it from the cutter  and place the round onto the baking dish. You can use a sharp knife to cut out other shapes if you wish from the dough, also the knife should be floured before each cut as well. 
    Baking your scones – always preheat your oven when baking scones. Place each scone almost touching onto the baking dish this encourages the scones to raise and also keeps the sides soft and moist. If you want crisp sides widely space your scones on the baking dish. Don’t over-bake your scones. Over-baking for even a minute or two will dry your scones out. As soon as the sides begin to turn brown and are set, remove them from the oven. Immediately, place the scones on a wire rack—the hot pan will continue to dry the scones.
    Extra comments about resting the dough – I found in my researches that a number of respected sources mentioned resting the dough in various stages in the recipe. Surprisingly this advice is sound. I found that if you rested the just mixed dough (in the fridge) for 20 minutes there was a huge improvement in the dough's handling qualities and the final scones height, lightness and crumb were outstanding. Also I found that if you rest your patted out dough covered in plastic for 10 minutes in the fridge that the rounds are easier to stamp out and the final baked goods raise higher and have a better crumb. Also you can rest your stamped out rounds in the fridge for a couple of hours without harm so you can make your scones place them into the fridge and then at your leisure bake them later great for dinner parties etc. This is possible because modern baking powder is double action, i.e. there is another release of gas when you bake the rounds in the heat of the oven.

    Troubleshooting  
    Problems with bitter after-taste or dry chalky mouth-feel

    The biggest problem that scone/biscuits can sometimes have is an after-taste (sometimes described as metallic or a salty chemical taste) or the mouthfeel is dry and chalky (i.e. the crumb is tough and doesn't have enough moisture).

    If the problem is the after-taste try these tips
    • use freshly opened raising agents, many people claim old baking powder has a stronger taste
    • look for a single action baking powder (that only uses baking soda and cream of tar tar with a little cornflour) or make your own, since some double action baking powders can have metallic salts in them which some people can taste even in small quantities. Also keep in mind that homemade baking powder works faster and at a lower temperature, so put your recipe together quickly
    • look for a double action baking powder that uses non-metallic ingredients in it, check the ingredients listing on the packet.
    • use less baking powder
    • if you used an acidic liquid (buttermilk etc) and did not use some baking soda with the normal baking powder then some of the acid in the liquid wouldn't have been neutralised so leaving some salts behind causing the salty aftertase, that is make sure you are using the correct combination of agents for the liquids that you use, see the link below for full details about this. 
    • use only baking soda and an acidic liquid (buttermilk) like in the famous Irish Soda bread which very few people complain about having an aftertaste
    • use bakers' ammonium (available from King Arthur's flour) it was one of the most common chemical raising agents in the old days before modern baking powder, it smells like ammonia when baking but the ammonia smell totally dissipates and this chemical leaves nothing behind. I use it a lot in my baking it really gives baked goods that old-fashioned taste that people really can pick up on also it gives cookies extra crispness when baked.   

    See here for a comprehensive posting on baking powder/baking soda and how to use them in recipes.
    See here for the most interesting discussion on the use of baking soda and baking powder

    If the problem is the mouthfeel try these tips
    • try smaller sized scones and bake them quickly in a very hot oven and make the dough wetter since large sized scones using a drier dough baked in a moderate oven will give you a dryer crumb therefore a dry chalky mouthfeel
    • over-handled dough will lead to a dry mouth
    • eat them immediately fresh out of the oven, scones do really suffer (they become dry and tough) when stored for any length of time
    • try using more fat about 1/4 cup+ per cup of flour - more fat gives moister crumb. Also try using all shortening, since shortening contains no water or milk solids it gives a very tender crumb.
    • use this great recipe they are called "a touch of grace" biscuits they are the most tender and moist biscuits (scones) that I have had.
    • some people claim that a very hot oven is best to start the baking process then lower the temperature to moderate to finish baking the scones

    The problem lopsided scones
    About lop-sided scones this is usually caused by uneven cutting out of the scone. Some hints
    1. Clean and flour the scone cutter (by rubbing off any wet dough and then dipping the cutter into fresh flour the entire height of the cutter) every time you stamp out each round. Remember not to twist when you are stamping out the scones. If you are using a knife remember to clean and flour it for each cut.
    2. Try to pat out or roll out the dough as evenly as possible.
    3. Did you sift the dry ingredients three times? (uneven distribution of ingredients can lead to uneven scones).
    4. Try to get the scone out of the cutter by applying gentle even pressure on the entire scone circumference that way you do not compress just one place so making that area less tender so raising less when cooked.
    5. Turn the cut scone upside down onto the baking dish, since this side will be flatter than the patted out top surface.
    6. Only glaze the tops of the scone, a small amount of liquid on the sides will inhibit raise in that area.
    7. Some people like to use a fork and prick some holes in the top of the unbaked scones supposedly this helps the scone raise evenly.
    8. Also some people like to use their thumb and press a small hollow into the top of the scone supposedly this helps the scone raise evenly.
    9. A good article about "making the perfect scone" see here it goes through a lot of the best scone recipes by master bakers.
    10. Try this recipe and its method from Bakers' 911 which seems to make straight-sided scones even from wavy-sided cutters

    How to test baking soda
    1. Place a 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda into a tablespoon of vinegar it should bubble a lot.

    How to test your single action baking powder
    1. Place a teaspoon of baking powder into a cup, add 1/4 cup room temperature water it should bubble a lot.

    How to test your double action baking powder
    1. Place a teaspoon of baking powder into a cup, add 1/4 cup room temperature water it should bubble a lot.
    2. Wait 30 secs and then place your cup into the microwave heat for about 30 secs until about 180F it should bubble again.
    3. If it doesn't then discard and buy a new jar.

    How to test your self-raising flour - add one tablespoon of S.R. flour into some hot water it should bubble a bit. Or try adding some vinegar and see if it bubbles. Usually SR flour is only good for about three months.

    The problem an unreliable oven
    1. Try and use heavy grade dark metal baking dishes which give the best heat distribution.
    2. If your oven heating cycle is unreliable (varies the temperature a lot) lower the temperature to hot 220C (430F), preheat the oven along with a heavy metal baking dish for a good 20 mins then bake the scones on the baking dish which acts as a heat sink helping to bake the scones more evenly. Try to bake smaller sized scones which helps with a constantly varying temperature.
    3. If your oven has hot spots which mine does just rotate the dish at about 3/4 of the total baking time.

    The problem my dairy-free margarine doesn't do a good job of cutting in
    1. Just melt the margarine and add it to the liquid and proceed as normal (this is the best you can do if the margarine is "bad for cutting-in or just bad for scones" in the first place).

    Mandatory Items: You must make one batch of basic scones (i.e. basic biscuits using the North American name). The challenge recipe has been designed to be fast, very cheap and easy to follow so allowing for multiple attempts to be made until you can achieve your desired result. I encourage you to make a couple of batches to see how small changes in technique can obtain vastly different final baked products. I estimate all of my 16 experimental batches cost less than $4 and took about four hours, so please do take this opportunity to explore the possibilities of the different techniques and advice that have been presented here in this challenge. I have included a number of links to the most popular scone (biscuit) recipes (and variations) in a number of countries feel free to use these if you can make a good basic scone (biscuit) already.  

    Variations allowed:  A number of variations (cheese and chives, herb, etc) on the basic challenge recipe are included use them if you wish.  

    Preparation time: Scones: Preparation time less than 10 minutes. Baking time about 10 minutes.

    Equipment required:
    Large mixing bowl
    Baking dish
    Measuring cups and  spoons (optional)
    Flour Sifter (optional)
    Board (optional)
    Scone (biscuit) cutter (optional) or knife (optional)
    Dough scraper (optional)
    Spatula (optional)
    Weighing scale (optional)
    Cooling rack (optional)
    Pastry brush (optional)

    Basic Scones (a.k.a. Basic Biscuits)
    Servings: about eight 2-inch (5 cm) scones or five 3-inch (7½ cm) scones
    Recipe can be doubled

    Ingredients:
    1 cup (240 ml) (140 gm/5 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
    2 teaspoons (10 ml) (10 gm) (⅓ oz) fresh baking powder
    ¼ teaspoon (1¼ ml) (1½ gm) salt
    2 tablespoons (30 gm/1 oz) frozen grated butter (or a combination of lard and butter)
    approximately ½ cup (120 ml) cold milk
    optional 1 tablespoon milk, for glazing the tops of the scones

    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to very hot 475°F/240°C/gas mark 9. 
    2. Triple sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl. (If your room temperature is very hot refrigerate the sifted ingredients until cold.)
    3. Rub the frozen grated butter (or combination of fats) into the dry ingredients until it resembles very coarse bread crumbs with some pea-sized pieces if you want flaky scones or until it resembles coarse beach sand if you want tender scones.
    4. Add nearly all of the liquid at once into the rubbed-in flour/fat mixture and mix until it just forms a sticky dough (add the remaining liquid if needed). The wetter the dough the lighter the scones (biscuits) will be!
    5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board, lightly flour the top of the dough. To achieve an even homogeneous crumb to your scones knead very gently about 4 or 5 times (do not press too firmly) the dough until it is smooth. To achieve a layered effect in your scones knead very gently once (do not press too firmly) then fold and turn the kneaded dough about 3 or 4 times until the dough has formed a smooth texture. (Use a floured plastic scraper to help you knead and/or fold and turn the dough if you wish.)
    6. Pat or roll out the dough into a 6 inch by 4 inch rectangle by about ¾ inch thick (15¼ cm by 10 cm by 2 cm thick). Using a well-floured 2-inch (5 cm) scone cutter (biscuit cutter), stamp out without twisting six 2-inch (5 cm) rounds, gently reform the scraps into another ¾ inch (2 cm) layer and cut two more scones (these two scones will not raise as well as the others since the extra handling will slightly toughen the dough).  Or use a well-floured sharp knife to form squares or wedges as you desire.
    7. Place the rounds just touching on a baking dish if you wish to have soft-sided scones or place the rounds spaced widely apart on the baking dish if you wish to have crisp-sided scones. Glaze the tops with milk if you want a golden colour on your scones or lightly flour if you want a more traditional look to your scones.
    8. Bake in the preheated very hot oven for about 10 minutes  (check at 8 minutes since home ovens at these high temperatures are very unreliable) until the scones are well risen and are lightly coloured on the tops. The scones are ready when the sides are set.
    9. Immediately place onto cooling rack to stop the cooking process, serve while still warm.

    Variations on the Basic recipe
    Buttermilk – follow the Basic recipe above but replace the milk with buttermilk, add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, increase the fat to 4 tablespoons, in Step 3 aim of pea-sized pieces of fat coated in flour, in Step 5 fold and turn the dough, rounds are just touching in the baking dish, glaze with buttermilk.
    Australian Scone Ring (Damper Ring) – follow the Basic recipe above but decrease the fat to 1 tablespoon, in Step 3 aim of fine beach sand sized pieces of fat coated in flour, in Step 5 knead the dough, in Step 7 form seven rounds into a ring shape with the eighth round as the centre, glaze with milk.
    Cream – follow the Basic recipe above but replace the milk with cream, add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, in Step 3 aim of beach sand sized pieces of fat coated in flour, in Step 5 knead the dough, rounds are just touching in the baking dish, glaze with cream.
    Cheese and Chive – follow the Basic recipe above but add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda, after Step 2 add ½ teaspoon sifted mustard powder, ¼ teaspoon sifted cayenne pepper (optional), ½ cup (60 gm/2 oz) grated cheese and 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives into the sifted ingredients, in Step 3 aim of beach sand sized pieces of fat coated in flour, in Step 5 knead the dough, rounds are widely spaced in the baking dish, sprinkle the rounds with cracked pepper.
    Fresh Herb – follow the Basic recipe above but after Step 3 add 3 tablespoons finely chopped herbs (such as parsley, dill, chives etc).
    Sweet Fruit – follow the Basic recipe above but after Step 3 add ¼ cup (45 gm) dried fruit (e.g. sultanas, raisins, currents, cranberries, cherries etc) and 1 tablespoon (15 gm) sugar.
    Wholemeal –  follow the Basic recipe above but replace half of the plain flour with wholemeal flour.
    Wholemeal and date – follow the Basic recipe above but replace half of the plain flour with wholemeal flour and after Step 3 add ¼ cup (45 gm) chopped dates and 1 tablespoon (15 gm) sugar.     
       
    Pictorial guide to the challenge recipe
    I was at my brother's house and we had a hankering for a baked treat so I decided to make the challenge recipe also I needed some photos of the challenge recipe being made for this posting. My brother isn't a cook, all he had to hand as equipment was concerned was a mixing bowl,a thin walled 20 cm (8 inch) cake tin and a knife, he didn't even have a cup measure only mugs so I improvised.

    As you can see in the collage below I roughly chopped some butter (I eye-balled about 2 tablespoons) and froze it. Then I throw the frozen cubed butter onto one mug of cold self-raising flour I couldn't sift the flour since my brother doesn't own a sifter. Then I proceeded to rub in the butter with my fingers until I got pea-sized fat pieces coated in flour.
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    I added the liquid (½ mug of cold lite-milk) to the rubbed-in fat/flour mixture until I got a sticky dough I turned this out onto a floured board, I lightly floured the top of the sticky dough then I kneaded it once  then I patted it out into a rectangular shape then I proceeded to fold and turn the dough. Notice that you fold 1/3 of the dough over itself then the other 1/3 over that and turn it 90° degrees. Notice the lines on the broad this will help you understand how to do the folding and the turning.
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    I did a couple more folds and turns and used a well-floured knife to cut out squares of prepared dough.
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    Here is a close-up of the finish patted-out dough notice how you can see the fat particles in the dough this is what causes flakiness in the final baked scone.
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    I used the inverted cake tin as my baking dish and baked the scones in a very hot oven for 10 minutes they worked out really well I thought. Notice the nice central lamination in the scone and the great crumb and how well they rose in height.
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    I placed two unbaked scones in the fridge to test whether resting them for 20 minutes helped improve the raise of the final baked product. As you can see the left scone and the middle scone are taller than the right scone which was baked immediately after it was cut out from the dough. So don't worry if you cannot bake the scones straight away they do better with a little resting time. 
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    Videos of my sister making scones (baking powder biscuits) – using a very popular Australian recipe
    (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/8163/basic+scones) 
    Part 1 – my sister making the scones (baking powder biscuits)
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF9YJiHZ1K0)
    Part 2 – my sister showing off her scones (baking powder biscuits)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GorStLKSoMo)
    Pictures of my sister's scones
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    Storage & Freezing Instructions/Tips:
    Scones are best eaten warm. Scones (biscuits) are really easy to store – bag the cooked and cooled scones and freeze until needed then reheat in a moderate hot for a few minutes.


    Additional Information: 
    Australia’s most popular scone recipe uses lemon-flavoured soda pop and cream as the liquid
    (http://figjamandlimecordial.com/2010/08/08/lemonade-scones/)
    A great English scone recipe this uses more sugar and fat and has an egg
    (http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfect-English-Scones/)
    Classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits recipe by Alton Brown
    (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/southern-biscuits-recipe/index.html)
    An index of North American recipes
    (http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Bread/Biscuits-and-Scones/Biscuits/Top.aspx)
    Another index of North American recipes
    (http://www.breadexperience.com/biscuit-recipes.html)
    Three great Australian recipes
    (http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/homestyle/blogs/tried-and-tasted/how-to-bake-the-perfect-scone-20110504-1e7xn.html)
    An index of Irish recipes
    (http://www.littleshamrocks.com/Irish-Bread-Scone-Recipes.html)
    An interesting discussion on “what makes a scone a scone”
    (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810928)  
    Videos of Alton Brown making biscuits (scones) with his granny (super cute to watch)
    Episode one ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3QuQSdjMVE)
    Episode two (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcz4JQUwY9Q)
    Links to advice about chemical raising agents
    http://www.seriouseats.com/2010/06/what-is-the-difference-between-baking-powder-and-baking-soda-in-pancakes.html
    http://www.kingarthurflour.com/tips/quick-bread-primer.html 

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              475.- Crónica 428ª Reunión Oficial de Tejedores Madrid Knits (viernes, 12 de mayo 2017)        

    Feliz San Isidro 2017 a todos los madrileños y madrileñas.  Y a los que no lo son pero viven en esta preciosa ciudad también. Nos queda un largo fin de semana por delante y dicen que hoy sábado vuelven las buenas temperaturas y dejará de llover así que un tiempo fantástico para ir a la pradera el lunes a tomarse unos bocatas de entresijos y una refrescante limonada.

    La reunión de ayer empezó en petit comité y acabo que casi nos echan del local con el cierre. Y es que cuando uno está tan bien charlando se te pasan las horas volando.

    Empecemos con la minicrónica.


    Cristina F ha retomado los calcetines BLY que empezó hace algún tiempo y que tenía ahí aparcados o, mejor dicho, que los volvió a empezar y ya va por el segundo. Está utilizando lana Cascade Heritage Solids en un color mostaza que me tiene enamoradita perdida.


    Elena S sigue con el chal de flores. Tuvo que volver a empezar para cambiar la numeración del ganchillo para que quedara mas suave y mullidito y ya lo tiene mas que encaminado. Seguro que a su hermana le va a encantar. Las lanas, sorprendentemente, son de una tienda de todo a 100 y tienen unos colores que la fotografía no les hace justicia, pero es que no atinaba a hacer la foto sin que hiciera sombra ...


    Eva con el jersey que ella misma está diseñando sobre la marcha con un calado que le vio a Pilar y que le gustó tanto que decidió incorporarlo a su labor. Está pensando en hacerle también unas mangas con el mismo motivo. Va despacito pero animada porque ya va viendo resultados. La lana que está utilizando es candena merino extrafino de katia.



    Joao terminó su monedero de ganchillo y está contenta con el resultado. Ahora está empezando el chal Interlude de Lisa Hannes. Le ha costado acertar con la aguja correcta para la lana que está utilizando hasta que se ha decidido por menos numeración de la que indica el patrón. La lana es la baby Melbourne de Ornaghi Filati. El reto de este chal, según nos cuenta, es el calado de la banda de en medio.


    Y aquí la menda lerenda, Siona, que deshice lo tejido la semana pasada del jersey Princess Fiona con baby alpaca silk de drops porque me había confundido en la zona del calado (nota mental, pon siempre marcadores chata), y la parte perfeccionista de mi decidió tirar del hilo ... Ahora ya está viento en popa a toda vela pero quizás acabe haciendo algunas modificaciones al patrón en cuanto a los aumentos. 

    También pasó un ratito con nosotros Patricia, pero le dimos mas a la musculatura mandibular que  a ejercer la noble afición de tejer.

    Entonces ¿nos vemos el viernes que viene? misma hora, mismo sitio.

    Viernes 12 mayo de 2017
    Starbucks, C/ Orense, 26 
    Horario: de 17.00h a 21.00h


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    Welp. It's Apocalypse Eve here at The Money Shot. G$ bumped Mrs. Ward...and Lacey I guess, out of the hot seat in a move that will never be forgiven. I bet Mrs. Ward would have had some boiling hot takes. But I felt the right thing to do was grant the slave master of this site his wish; An AMA done by your favorite blogger's favorite blogger. Enjoy.

     Ace: I prefer the ol Facebook chat for the AMA's. I'm gonna send u the ones that got submitted so far first. Then send u the real gay ones after I'm drunk at beerfest. I would like you to ask G$ how many times on average he jerks off each week?
    G$: What I do in the privacy of my own office bathroom stall is my business. More than zero...way less than hourly

     Ace: How emasculated are you on a daily basis with a daughter, wife, and a beagle that gets picked on by other neighborhood toughs?
    G$: Jesus Christ...this is obvz from Ide because only a childless shit-dick would think that baby gender actually matters. I'm not of 17th century British nobility so having an heir matters little. So to answer the stupid ass question, I feel fully masculine.

     Ace: You eat steak medium well like a spade. Iceman prefers fanta. So, who is the bigger asshole when they walk into a Denny's; you or Iceman? (I was fucking dying when I first saw this question, well done)
    G$: Iceman lives in Florida so we might have to go to Shoney's. I've eaten at Denny's once in the last 20+ years and it was 6 hours after visiting Prime. I ordered a burger that was 90% grease and I didn't eat it. But I also did not send it back because I was afraid what would come out next. Ice treats servers like filth so definitely he would be the bigger ass while I constantly apologize.

     Ace: AMA for G$: Be real. How many times have you used that flesh light?
    G$: You have to admit that it was a baller move to win the DFL and make Dut buy me a sex toy trophy. I don't have the exact number in my head but it isn't more than five times. It is more for show these days. But yeah, you shouldn't ever ask to touch it.

     Ace: If you could bro out w/ any athlete, who would it be and why?
    G$: Gronk. Easy. You are guaranteed getting laid by multiple skanks and will get shithouse drunk. I kept it in my race because I have no clue how I would handle going clubbing with black guys.

    Ace: What songs would be included in a "faves of G$" playlist?
    G$: I'm starting to get into Band of Horses as The Funeral is such an ELITE song. My iTunes account is packed with Big Tymers, Eminem, Pearl Jam, Tony Bataska songs for some reason but they do get better with each listen, and I'm down with Vance Joy. For my money, and I know that Iceman will agree, Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog is the greatest song of all time.

    Ace: Favorite and least favorite commenter?
    G$: Favorite is Prime simply because it was this site that reconnected us after 20 years. It's cool when the Internet works in a positive way. Least favorite are those that quit. May their shit names never be spoken again.
    Ace: That's a fucking copout response. Who is ur least favorite commenter
    G$: Fine. Least is Cakes who just disappeared without even giving a sad excuse.

    Ace: What was the ultimate deciding factor in shutting it down?
    G$: You have no idea how much the garbage fucking trash NFL season hurt my soul. This was BAD. When you add in ohio Buckeyes winning as well, that did not help. Basically, I lost my passion for the craft (not Aaron Craft though because he is a faggot)

    G$: By the way, original Coors is a rock solid cheap beer.
    Ace: The banquet beer is white trash toilet water.

    Ace: What's the best beer you've ever had?
    G$: I am no snob on this but I've always loved a big ass stein of Spaten.

    Ace: Are you sending me coordinates to a cock party?
    G$: I don't think I am.
    Ace: This was sent from you:

     G$: I was unaware of this...I like our relationship where it is.

    Ace: What's better, life without kids or with it better?
    G$: That's a good question. You're definitely more busy with one in tow. Sometimes I miss my lazy ass weekends and nights out with the bros but I love having a kid. I don't expect the childless to understand this sentiment.

    Ace: 2nd question from Drew: If you had to have sexual relations with one commenter or else your beautiful spawn would be shipped to Syria, who would it be?
    G$: I want to go with a guy who has been there before and would be discreet. So spread dem cheeks, Dut!

    Ace: Marry, Fuck, Kill: RG3, Big Ben, Travis Prentice
    G$: Kill Ben that's easy. Marry Prentice. And I've been saying it a lot this year anyway but fuck RG3.

    Ace: Your top 5 porn stars ever.
    G$: 1. Jenna Jameson and the rest in no particular order are Gianna Michaels, Brooklyn Chase, Briana Banks, and pre-BBW Carmella Bing edges out Amy Reid and Tera Patrick
    Ace: *Googles Brooklyn Chase* She's well equipped.

    Ace: If you could pick one job for the rest of your life, what would it be? And it has to be a job...not lotto stud.
    G$: Lotto stud seems pretty sweet but I've always liked the looks of Ron Swanson's gig on Parks & Rec.  I think that he is the Parks Director.  You hire good people and do nothing yourself.  Plus, working for a city's Parks Department is enjoyable.  I know from experience, dude. Also: rock star would be badass

    Ace: Pick 1: Cavs title, Redskins title or Miami winning BCS Bowl. The one you pick happens, but the others are guaranteed not to happen for another 25 years.
    G$: You mean that if I don't pick the Redhawks to win a BCS Bowl then they won't for 25 years?  How horrible!  I want Dan Snyder to die ringless so I'm picking the Cavs just so I can hold it over all those losers up there that they are winners because of me
    Ace: If it were Redhawks win a Natty you would pick that....right?
    G$: Yes I would pick a national title obvz

    Ace: Another user submitted question: Where is Cakes?
    G$: That's what I want to know. I ain't gonna beg but we deserve an explanation

    Ace: Hall Pass: You can bang one chick with She$'s blessing and no guilt. Who is it?
    G$: Dolph Lundgren but if he's too busy with Iceman, put me down for Anne Hathaway.
    Ace: That's the worst choice ever.

    Ace: Why did you start the blog?
    G$: TUNE IN TOMORROW BECAUSE G$ BIG TIMED(NOT BIG TYMED) ME AND WILL ANSWER THAT TOMORROW.
    Ace: Don't make me go all whiny Bobby Costas on you.
    G$: Well, I need something for the finale, god dammit


    Ace: How did you come up with The Money Shot as the name? What was the second choice for blog name?
    G$: The name was part of a poll I conducted in the early days.  TMS won while The Mustache Ride finished second.  To be honest, I was pulling for the latter.  Maybe 10 people voted so it was way more successful than a non-presidential general election.

    Ace: What's your favorite Stube story?
    G$: Stube memory - Every once in a while back in the not-married days, I would work the door.  Burke used to bartend on Sundays so if it was a three day weekend, I would check IDs for him.  Checking IDs is pretty boring so I used to fuck with people and accuse them of having fakes to see what they would do.  One douche did not care for this move (it was a pretty obvious "I'm just fucking with you vibe") and told me to go fuck myself.  So I frisbee flung his ID out into the middle of the parking lot and told him to never come back.  It felt great.
    Ace: That's fantastic.
    G$: By the way, the Stube Door gig came with 40 bucks at the end of the night and all the beer/shots that I could drink.  It was a GREAT job but probably not what Kempton wanted his door guy to do.  Fuck him and the Seahawks.


    Ace: What was the apex of The Money Shot? Like was there a time period where page views were really up and you thought you or TMS could go big time?
    G$: Apex...I used to put together a lot of list posts before Buzzfeed killed lists forever that would get linked at a lot of the big boy sites.  But the problem with the internet is that now days everything that you think of, someone has already done better.  Five years ago, that wasn't necessarily the case.  I think that my Sweatiest Coaches in College Hoops is the all-time traffic leader with something like 40K hits in one day...The part about where I envisioned the site to go is going to be a part of Wednesday.


    Ace: What 3 posts would you say were your finest work? Or are you covering that tomorrow too.
    G$: My God, you are asking me to pick three favorites out of 9+ years?  This truly is a hard-hitting GayMA!  The hardest one that I ever wrote was the day after my dog got hit by a car.  That one was tough.  Back when commenters getting married was fast and furious, I always enjoyed the pre-wedding day advice posts.  And I think that my favorite post here was when I ran Denard through Gruden's FFCA segment.  Also: The BRAHs 4 Life.

    Ace: A late commenter question: Ask him what he plans to do to fill the void of ego inflation from internet trolls?
    G$: That's a thing that I am concerned about.  I am the Slumlord of Baltic Avenue here.  Once the slum closes tomorrow, then what?  I pretty much only have one goal left anyway and that is to get TBone fired from The Fan.

    Ace: How about what was your favorite post of mine and Ice? Or at least the one that sticks out above the rest of Icemans cock jokes?
    G$: Will you ever live down May The Forcier Be With You?  I think not.  It was not your best effort but no one will ever forget it.  I always enjoyed Iceman and I's mock drafts and, without him going to the Friday's on Airport Hwy every night, we would have never met the Harbaugh Boys as who they really are.
    Ace: I need to go back and read that post. Tater really fucked me there. Also, I actually own a shirt that says "May the Forcier be With You".

    Ace: Top 3 Big Tymers songs?
    G$: 1. #1 Stunna 2. Rocky 3. Big Ballin...not a big fan of Still Fly for some reason.

    Ace: Why does everybody hate Dut?
    G$: He's a weasel that openly brags about groomed stubble

    Ace: As I'm in the middle of cooking a feast right now, What is the best meal you could make?
    G$: I work well with pork and I'm good with seasoning.  Put me down for a grilled Cajun chop with bacon and cheese rotini as a side.  I make that shit from scratch.  Roux brah!
    Ace: Impressive.

    Ace: What do you really think happened to Cakes? My theory is he went into mourning after Ice left for Florida and couldn't take having Internet TAEKS with him and not being able to touch his face.
    G$: Probably something simple like he's too dumb and felt inadequate around such brilliant takesmiths

    Ace: Are you afraid of Mrs Ward? I am.
    G$: Nah she married a turd sandwich.

    Ace: Why aren't you protecting your dog?
    G$: I wish I knew. Someone remind me in the comments to bring closure to that story. I come off like a stud.
    Ace: I have my doubts.

    Ace: Any sage advice for me as I am 5 months away from fatherhood?
    G$: Honestly, it's easier than you think. I am NOT saying that it's easy but I built it up in head as worse than a lifetime hourly convo with Jeff but it's not. Keep a level head. Shit is going to happen. Also, do not seek to watch your kid come out. You don't want that.
    Ace: I decided long ago that I would not move below the waist when it was time. No man needs to see that.

    Ace: Would you ever move back to Naptown?
    G$: I highly doubt it. I've long grown out of my fondness of small town America. And I don't need the in laws showing up unannounced.

    Ace: Who do you predict will show up for Ribfest?
    G$: The usuals will be there. Dut won't. I'm calling two Sauls and Lacey to bring one of not both of his bro in laws

    Ace: Do you ever get tired of being called a ginger/lacking a soul?
    G$: Someone get this n-word an urban dictionary.  One of the many kids he left behind might have one.
    Ace: I'll take that as a yes.

    Ace: What's your favorite app on your phone, other than PROBOARDS.
    G$: My least favorite is espn. Twitter is the best. I was so wrong about it.

    Ace: What is the first thing you do when you get home from work?
    G$: I work out.  Get it over with before my ladies get home and I need to focus on being a mediocre husband and father

    Ace: What sports team do you hate the most, other than the Redskins?
    G$: Dallas Cowboys

    Ace: How many times can you wear dress pants before washing them? Not being able to wear sweatpants to work is really throwing me off.
    G$: Twice on the pants. Jeans can go weeks
    Ace: That's fucking absurd. I'm wearing dress pants at least 6 times before they get washed, or drycleaned, right IDE?

    Ace: How many people have touched your b-hole?
    G$: *Crickets*

    Ace: I think we've hit on just about everything. Anything else you would like to add?
    G$: Nah. I'm good.
    Ace: It was my pleasure allowing you to pleasure me in this interview
    G$: Word.

    And there you have it folks. The last ever AMA...or is it?

              YOU THINK YOU'RE BETTER THAN ME?!?!?        
    "Hey.  Nice tit bags, lady.  Those puppies just got you a free dessert."
    I hate pompous servers.  Especially the ones who act like what they do is sooooo dificult.  I've never been a server myself but I know it can't be that hard.  High schoolers do it for fuck sake.  I'm sure by now everyone has seen these smug little articles being shared by bartenders and servers all across the poisonous landscape of Facebook.  Facebook is a landfill of filth and rot.  The dumbest of the dumb share whatever insanely moronic article that happens to pass by their eyeballs.  Without even reading it all the way, they frantically smash the "share" button so they can be the first idiot fuck to pollute a social media site with information that isn't even close to being correct.  For example...a month ago some dickless fuckin knob I went to high school with shared an article saying how Aaron Hernandez was acquitted of all charges and set to rejoin the Patriots for the playoffs.  Really.  You don't say.  Well just a simple Google search would have shown this guy that he's a total fucking dipshit.  But I guess he would rather look like an idiotic ass then take the two God Damn seconds to FACT CHECK himself.

    I'm getting away from myself.  Anyway...there are these articles being shared that are written by bartenders and servers loudly boasting about all the things they can't stand about the people they serve on a daily basis.  A "dos" and "donts" as a customer, if you will.  Oh, really?

    First of all, you're a server.  You're doing a job that business owners and managers entrust to immature, teenagers that specialize in fucking up.  You are 100% replaceable so don't act like you're saving the fucking world here.  Second of all, if you hate all this shit and the people you serve so much...GET A DIFFERENT FUCKING JOB.  You are literally the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to the work force.  I respect janitors more.  So GIVE IT A REST on these bitching lists or do something else for a living.

    After (regretfully) reading these hilarious lists, I have decided to concoct my own list of "dos" and "donts" for people responsible for serving me food.  If you get to air your grievances then I think it's only right that I get to air mine.

    1.  Don't act annoyed that I'm there
    The only time you're allowed to act like a cock is if some asshole waltzes in 10 minutes before close.  Because that's a fucking dick move.  Taco Bell closes at 3am.  Go shove that in your fat, lazy mouth, loser.  I have a 30 minute rule that I operate by.  If you close in 30 minutes or less...I won't come in.  Because that's rude as fuck, IMO.  But if you close in 40 minutes then you're fair game.  So if I'm giving you that courtesy, then I expect it back, fucko.  Don't roll your damn eyes at me if I walk in at 9:20 and you close at 10.

    2.  Know the menu
    If the menu says "a starch" comes as a side and you can't name that starch, it makes you look like a moronic toad.  Not to mention that it also happens to be YOUR FUCKING JOB to know.  Let's not gloss over that.  And for the love of Baby Jesus's dirty diapers...don't tell me that "you think" the starch is mashed potatoes and then bring me grits.  Because I fucking hate grits.  Have you ever bit into grits expecting it to be mashed potatoes because that's what your server told you?  There are no words to describe the fury.

    3.  Remember my order
    Listen.  No onions is a pretty simple request and pretty easy to remember, I would think.  If you have problems remembering things that were discussed about 8 seconds ago then write it down on your standard restaurant issued goofy little notepad thing.  Don't act like Johnny Fuckin Know-it-all and forget I hate onions by the time you get back to the kitchen because you can't stop starting at hostess Monica's barely 18 tits.  No one likes a hero, pal.  And another thing.  If you fuck up my order, don't go back to the kitchen and have one of the high school drop outs working the grill just scrape off what I don't like with his nut skin.  Re-do it.  You're the one who fucked up.  Not me.

    4.  I'm not a professional eater
    More times than not, I utilize the appetizer page of the menu.  Fuck off, I like to eat.  Just because I eat like a hog doesn't mean I care to look like one too.  So wait until I've finished my appetizer before you bring anything that has to do with my main course, dick smack.  I don't even give a rat's ass if you take my entree order WHILE I'm enjoying my appetizer.  Go nuts, if you must.  Just don't shove everything I ordered in front of me all at once.  I'm not Joey Fucking Chestnut.  I'm not housing everything in under 6 minutes.  Furthermore, I don't care to ruin any shirt sleeves from unknowingly dipping them into the marinara trough as I reach for my double bacon cheeseburger.

    5.  Pet names
    These are annoying.  Don't use them.  I'm not a "hun" or a "sweetie" or a "babe".  I'm a fucking man with a fucking name that you don't need to know or use.  Your job isn't to get to know me on a personal level.  Your job is to take my order (correctly) and make sure Billy Trailer Park in the back cooks it right without doing anything illegal to it.  That's it.  Pretty simple.

    6.  Refills
    This pisses me off like no other.  I don't know how everyone else here is, but I must have a beverage at all times while eating.  I just do, okay?  I shouldn't have to stop you as you pass by my table for the 5th time and beg for a refill after my drink has been empty for 10 minutes.  I know you've had a tough night because you just got 30 Snapchats of your girlfriend getting finger slammed in some college guy's TransAm but don't take your grief out on my thirst.  I'm sure you have "a lot of tables" but making sure my drink is always full goes a long way towards that tip you think you deserve so much.

    7.  Tips
    Here's my philosophy on tipping.  You have to fucking earn it.  I'm not going to automatically tip the suggested 20% if you've been a dead fish all night.  I can't stand it when I get reminded that servers rely on tips to survive.  Oh yeah??  Then they better do their fucking best at earning those tips, now shouldn't they?  And if I'm paying in cash then bring me back bill denominations conducive to tipping properly.  Instead of giving a ten and two fives, bring out a ten, a five and five ones.  That's serving 101, dick head.  If you don't give me proper tipping change then that shitty tip is on you, hoss.

    8.  Check, please.
    I hear this a lot...in the whiniest, most nasally voice ever.  "I hate it when people stay too long after their meal.  They don't realize I make more money by flipping tables faster."  Is that a fact?  That's odd because it always takes forfuckingever to get my check and have you process it.  The checkout process should take no more than 5 minutes.  Drop check off, fill another table's drinks, come back to me, take check with my cash/card inside, swipe card or cash out, bring back, goodbye forever.  Simple.  I don't want to be there any longer than you want me to be there, shit lips.  So let's do each other a fucking favor and speed this whole process up.

    Eight is an odd number to end on but whatever.  This was strictly off the top of my head with no real structure.  Just an angry retort to asshole servers who think they're better than the people they serve.  So shove that up your asses, dick wads.  You guys think you're so fucking perfect but guess what?  You suck just as much, if not more, than the shit heels you serve and bitch about on the Internet.  The same people you rely on to put gas in your Honda Civic that gets you to community college you'll never finish.  I hope you enjoyed your dining experience with the Iceman today.  I'm here to make the world a better, more hate filled place for all.
                      

    Absurd Wars?


    To remark on how seamless our online and natural worlds have become is ho-hum these days, but last week as I slurped morning coffee and chatted online with a former Mai Mai rebel (whom I’ll call ‘Dikembe’) in turbulent eastern DR Congo, I found new reason to pause. Exchanging views on our perennial topic—solutions to Congo’s problems—felt as natural as the morning paper, but his statements resisted their usual meaning and tugged at me the rest of day. The part that recycled in my mind went a bit like this:


    Dikembe: Things are bad in EDRC, Kabila [the president] can’t manage the situation.
    Me: What does he manage? Nothing new there.
    D: That’s why we reject him.
    [pause]
    D: So how many Congolese have to die before the international community pays attention?
    Me: The int'l community is impotent, you’ve seen that countless times. You have a government, ask them. You elected Kabila, why did you choose him? Or are you saying the elections were a fraud?
    D: Aha, now you understand me perfectly. We are hearing that even his own security forces are moving against him. Only the international community can save us now.


    In a previous episode of Congo’s tumult Dikembe and I worked together disarming combatants and reintegrating them into civilian life. Many were minors, Dikembe’s former subordinates from different local militias. Our program offered vocational training and the tools to start new businesses but few ex-combatants took it seriously. Most went along with the programs to kill time, selling the clothes and tools they received for cash. A lesson for us was that the adrenaline of pillage and the instant authority of the gun had become integral to their identity, defining them long after the firing stopped. Many ex-combatants, especially children, remained fiercely loyal to former commanders, rejecting their families and all forms of authority. Psychologically they were listless and volatile, preferring the bustle and relative anonymity of towns to the monotony and awkward familiarity of village life. Dikembe was no hero, but sage enough not to follow the herd. I watched him adapt to civilian life in wartime, a humbling series of privations, as he resisted the lure of easy money and influence through armed crime and extortion.

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              Les TPE-PME et le développement durable        
    Communique de presse
    Les TPE-PME et le développement durable
    Etude réalisée par Pixmania-PRO.com et Axiatel.com


    Courbevoie, le 18/05/2010 – Pixmania-PRO.com et Axiatel.com, deux acteurs majeurs de la vente en ligne pour les professionnels, dévoilent les résultats de l'étude menée auprès de leurs clients concernant le développement durable.
    Cette étude révèle que si la grande majorité des entreprises se sent impliquée, ce sont les petites entreprises qui sont les plus sensibilisées.
    Les actions les plus couramment mises en place concernent le volet écologique du développement durable. Cependant, les entreprises privilégient les actions qui n'induisent pas de coûts à la mise en place.

    Les entreprises de moins de 10 salariés sont plus concernées par le développement durable
    Si plus de 85% des entreprises se sentent impliquées dans les enjeux du développement durable, ce sont les entreprises de moins de 10 salariés, qui sont les plus sensibilisées. 68,4% des entreprises de 1 à 10 salariés contre seulement 11,4% des entreprises de 11 à 50 salariés se sentent impliquées.
    Ce sont aussi les entreprises de moins de 10 salariés qui mettent en place le plus d'actions en faveur du développement durable : 58% d'entre elles recyclent les déchets contre 9,8% pour les entreprises de 11 à 50 salariés.

    Le développement durable, un moyen d'anticiper les enjeux de demain
    68,2% des entreprises impliquées pensent que le développement durable est un moyen d'anticiper les enjeux de demain pour pérenniser l'entreprise. Parmi les autres éléments déclencheurs : communiquer une valeur ajoutée auprès de ses clients (44,2%), se positionner sur de nouveaux marchés (44,1%) et motiver et fidéliser ses salariés (19,5%).
    Les entreprises qui ne se sentent pas impliquées dans le développement durable estiment ne pas être assez renseignées sur le sujet pour 41% d'entre elles ou que c'est un effet de mode pour 24,1%.

    Le recyclage des déchets et la réduction des pollutions sont les deux actions majeures mises en place par les entreprises
    72,9% des entreprises ont mis en place des actions de recyclage des déchets dans leur entreprise, 59% des actions pour réduire les pollutions et 38,9% des actions de sensibilisation. Seules 5,6% d'entre elles ont mis en place des actions de mécénat et 9,2% des ressources humaines en interne avec un temps de travail dédié sur ces thématiques de développement durable, au sein de l'entreprise.
    Par ailleurs, quand on leur demande si elles recyclent leurs produits en fin de vie, 37,5% affirment le faire fréquemment, 28% systématiquement et 24,8% occasionnellement. Seules 9,8% des entreprises ne recyclent pas leurs produits en fin de vie. Les actions de sensibilisation au recyclage semblent avoir porté leurs fruits et être arrivées au cœur des entreprises en tant qu'actions majeures et stratégiques. Ceci est un bon point pour les entreprises.

    Près de 50% des clients pensent encore que le matériel écologique est plus cher
    48,1% des entreprises interrogées affirment que le matériel écologique est plus cher que les produits « classiques ». L'impact économique dans le choix de matériel écologique est un élément déterminant dans l'achat de matériels pour les entreprises. Ainsi, les TPE-PME ont du mal à consacrer un budget pour des actions en faveur du développement durable, seules les actions qui n'induisent pas de dépenses sont privilégiées (recyclage des déchets, réduction des pollutions).
    Les petites entreprises se démarquent encore sur les problématiques de coût puisque 40% d'entre elles ne souhaitent pas échanger leur matériel pour des raisons de coûts.

    La limitation de la consommation d'énergie, la réduction de l'impression et le tri sélectif sont les 3 principaux gestes écolos au bureau
    Parmi les principaux gestes en faveur du respect de l'environnement mis en place au sein des entreprises, on retrouve : la limitation de la consommation d'énergie (86,4%), l'impression raisonnée (80,7%) et le tri sélectif (80,4%).
    Elles adoptent aussi une démarche éco-citoyenne lors de leurs achats de matériels informatiques ou fournitures. Elles prennent principalement en considération la consommation énergétique du produit (60,3%), la possibilité de recycler les anciens produits (54,9%) et l'existence d'un label écologique (33,4%).
    Pour finir, sur le volet écologique, on retiendra que les entreprises sont plutôt sensibles aux campagnes de communication à destination du grand public. En effet, quand on leur demande quel matériel elles seraient prêtes à échanger, elles répondent tout d'abord les lampes/ampoules (68,2%), les imprimantes (48,6%), les écrans d'ordinateur (27,6%), les machines de fax (27,4%)… Quand on sait que nous assistons au retrait progressif des ampoules à incandescence au profit des LED et qu'une communication importante est faite pour recycler les ampoules usagées, on comprend mieux ce résultat.

    Méthodologie
    Etude « Evolution du comportement d'achat des TPE-PME en considération des enjeux du développement durable », menée du 25 février au 31 mars 2010 auprès des clients français actifs de Pixmania-PRO.com et Axiatel.com. Les entreprises ciblées : de 1 à 50 salariés. 42 500 personnes interrogées, 2042 répondants. 15 questions : ouvertes, fermées, mono et multi-choix.

    A propos du Groupe AXIALYS
    Fondé en 1999, Axialys est leader des services télécoms aux entreprises. Opérateur Télécom agréé par l'ARCEP, Axialys détient ses propres ressources télécoms et dispose d'installations ultra modernes. Nous consacrons une part importante de nos revenus à la R&D.
    Fin octobre 2008, Axialys lance la première plate-forme de vente en ligne de solutions télécoms : www.axiatel.com
    Axialys connaît aujourd'hui un développement important en direction des TPE-PME. Le groupe dispose d'une large gamme de solutions télécoms à destination des petites entreprises : Conference call, standard vocal virtuel, Fax par mail, webcall back…
    Axialys a historiquement construit sa notoriété en étant le prestataire de services Télécoms de grands groupes français et européens. Des clients comme EDF, Arcelor Mittal, L'Oreal, Accor, TF1, Danone, Nestlé, Conforama, Seloger, Le Monde, Pixmania, ou encore l'Armée de Terre lui font confiance.
    Le groupe compte près de 20 000 clients et a réalisé un chiffre d'affaires de 12,5 millions d'euros en 2009.

    A propos de Pixmania-PRO.com
    Crée en 2004, PIXmania-PRO est né de la volonté du Groupe Pixmania de répondre aux besoins spécifiques des entreprises et des professionnels en matériels électroniques grand public, informatiques, bureautiques et culturels dans le cadre de leur activité.
    Présent dans 23 pays européens, PIXmania-PRO s'est rapidement imposé comme le premier site d'e-commerce européen.
    En complément de son activité de vente de produits High Tech aux entreprises de toute taille, le site a développé un service de dropshipment permettant aux professionnels de vendre les produits de PIXmania-PRO sur leur site Internet et d'assurer la livraison aux clients finaux de ces derniers partout en Europe, en marque blanche.
    Filiale du Groupe Pixmania, leader européen du e-commerce, la marque bénéficie des synergies et forces de sa maison mère : un catalogue de 45.000 références, une présence paneuropéenne, la sécurisation des transactions et des données, une centrale logistique performante de 50.000m², etc

    Contact presse Groupe AXIALYS :
    Cécile AMAR / 01 70 200 218
    camar@axialys.com

    Contact presse Groupe Pixmania
    Alexandra CAZARD / 01.46.21.80.97 alexandra.cazard@iriscomm.fr


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              La carte postale de votre été se met au vert        

    CONGRES DES 20 ANS DE L’UPCP
    LA CARTE POSTALE DE VOTRE ETE S’EST DEJA MISE AU VERT !


    L’Union Professionnelle de la Carte Postale tiendra congrès à Lille du 2 au 4 juin prochain, une occasion pour le secteur de prendre la parole avant les vacances estivales sur sa démarche en matière de développement durable


    La carte, un message toujours dans la tendance

    On présente souvent la carte postale comme désuète en l’opposant aux SMS et autres e-cards jugés plus technologiques et donc plus tendance. Que nenni ! Et si les Français ne sont pas les plus grands consommateurs de cartes en Europe (7 cartes en moyenne par habitant contre 55 en Grande-Bretagne ou aux Pays-Bas, 30 en Allemagne, ou encore 17 en Belgique), la carte reste cependant le moyen le plus utilisé (40 millions de cartes de vœux contre 11 millions de e-cards) et le plus investi émotionnellement par celui qui l’écrit et celui qui la reçoit.

    Le Congrès 2010 fêtera les vingt ans de l’UPCP, et ce sera l’occasion pour la profession de revenir sur les actions entreprises depuis deux décennies, et d’annoncer les grandes lignes de l’étude économique demandée au cabinet GfK sur l’évolution du marché en 2009.

    La carte : un message plus vert ? y’a pas !

    Les professionnels de la carte sont fiers de leur filière « verte » mobilisée pour garantir le respect de la norme REACH : l’utilisation de composants respectueux de l’environnement (papiers, encres et vernis sans solvant, piles pour les cartes musicales…), le recours à une chaîne graphique verte, une politique relative aux déchets et emballages cohérente, le recours aux CAT sont des objectifs primordiaux pour l’ensemble de la profession. Les labels FSC, imprim’vert… les partenariats avec certains organismes (ONG écologiques notamment) signent ces engagements.

    Le programme du Congrès de l’UPCP à Lille : du 2 au 4 juin

    Ce congrès fêtera les 20 ans de l’Union et présentera un état du secteur via l’étude sectorielle menée par le cabinet GfK sur 7000 points de vente.

    Enfin, le congrès réunira la profession autour d’experts pour aborder les thèmes suivants : transmission et cession d’entreprises familiales avec le concours du Conseil Syndical du Notariat, l’optimisation des chaînes graphiques grâce au numérique par l’Ecole de l’Image, la LME avec la Confédération française du Commerce Interentreprise, et enfin les labels et certifications de la profession notamment les labels « verts » seront abordés avec la Fédération de l’Imprimerie et de la Communication graphique.

    Et Olivier Draeger, Président de l’UPCP, de commenter :
    « Le congrès des professionnels de la carte qui se réunit en juin mettra en exergue le dynamisme de notre savoir-faire industriel et créatif et notre souci constant de répondre aux besoins de nos clients et notamment de leur souhait de produits durables. 20 ans de mobilisation de la profession, notre recherche permanente d’excellence et notre engagement n’en sortiront que plus patents et plus encouragés.»


    En savoir plus sur l’UPCP…

    Créée en 1990, l’UPCP, Union Professionnelle de la Carte Postale, regroupe tous les métiers de la carte et de la carte postale : éditeurs, imprimeurs et diffuseurs de cartes vues, de cartes et carnets de vœux, ainsi que emballages et papiers cadeau, bolduc, calendriers produits auxquels sont venus s’ajouter ces dernières années les stickers et produits de personnalisation.
    Cette union syndicale compte une trentaine de membres répartis sur tout le territoire national et qui représentent environ 60 % de parts de marché de la profession.
    Le secteur a réalisé un CA de 410 Millions d’euros en 2009.
    www.upcp.fr


    DOSSIER DE PRESSE SUR LES HABITUDES D ACHAT DES FRANÇAIS DISPONIBLE SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE

    Contacts Presse :
    Empresarial, Stéphanie Perrin
    empresarial@neuf.fr
    06 61 81 38 82

    UPCP
    12, rue des Pyramides
    75001 Paris
    Olivier Draeger, Président
    Laurence Lombardi, Equipe permanente
    01 42 60 40 30
    upcp@wanadoo.fr


              Les panneaux photovoltaïques : une installation lumineuse grâce à Solar développement!        
    Aujourd'hui la préservation de notre environnement occupe une place de plus en plus importante dans notre quotidien. Certaines entreprises concernées par la diminution des ressources naturelles de notre pays proposent des solutions concrètes pour participer à la protection de notre planète.

    La société Solar Développement est spécialisée dans l'installation de panneaux solaires autrement appelés panneaux photovoltaïques. Ce procédé permet d'utiliser des ressources naturelles et notamment celles du soleil.

    Grâce aux panneaux photovoltaïques une habitation peut (si ce n'est totalement) subvenir à une grande partie de ses besoins en électricité et l'excédent produit par l'installation n'est jamais perdu car il peut se vendre à EDF.

    S'équiper en panneaux solaires photovoltaïques est aujourd'hui un geste non seulement écologique mais également très rentable. Car l'achat de l'équipement donne droit à l'ouverture d'un crédit d'impôt dès lors que l'installateur est agréé.

    Solar développement est une entreprise active et reconnue pour son engagement et son travail de qualité en matière d'installation de générateurs photovoltaïques. Elle est titulaire de l'appelation QUALI PV 2009.

    Les équipes de Solar développement vous guident et analysent avec vous vos besoins en électricité afin de vous proposer les solutions les plus adaptées à vos besoins.


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              Les Laboratoires Expanscience poursuivent leur engagement dans le développement durable        
    Les Laboratoires Expanscience, qui œuvrent dans les domaines de la santé et du mieux-être, ont, dès 2006, initié une démarche volontaire de développement durable, impliquant chaque grande direction de l'entreprise. Une organisation dédiée et un plan d'action structuré ont été mis en place.
    Concrètement cela signifie que l'entreprise intègre à sa stratégie économique des enjeux sociaux et environnementaux mobilisant tous les partenaires internes.

    En pratique, les actions de développement durable s'organisent autour de 6 axes stratégiques qui irriguent toutes les activités de l'entreprise.

    Le plan d'action fait l'objet d'un pilotage tant par le comité de direction que par des comités opérationnels et s'inscrit dans une démarche d'amélioration continue. Des résultats sont déjà visibles. Voici quelques exemples par axe :

    Axe ingrédients cosmétiques
    - Remplacement pour Mustela des substances questionnées tout en respectant les standards de qualité, d'efficacité et de sécurité de la marque, en 2009.
    - Mise en place de recommandations pour garantir le respect de la biodiversité et la proscription du biopiratage dans les filières de sourcing de l'entreprise.
    Un cadre de fonctionnement avec les fournisseurs a été défini avec une première mise en place pour la Maca au Pérou. Ce cadre doit être appliqué à l'ensemble des filières.

    Axe produits
    - Réalisation d'un gain de 11 tonnes de papier / carton grâce à la suppression des notices et des étuis de certains produits Mustela en 2009. Un travail sur les emballages (gamme Mustela, Fixical ) a aussi permis d'économiser 4,8 tonnes de plastique. A ce titre un guide « de bonnes pratiques Développement Packaging Responsable » a été rédigé pour les collaborateurs travaillant sur le sujet.
    - Recyclabilité de 89,5 % des flacons de l'activité Dermo-Cosmétique (soit 98% des volumes produits).
    - Signature de la charte de communication responsable de l'Union des Annonceurs (UDA), fin 2009, qui engage l'entreprise à inscrire sa communication dans une perspective éthique, par un discours responsable des campagnes, le choix des supports les moins nocifs pour l'environnement ou l'utilisation loyale des données clients.

    Axe prestataires et fournisseurs
    - Formalisation de la politique d'achats responsables d'Expanscience avec intégration de critères relatifs au développement durable dans les appels d'offre. Pour exemple, l'existence d'une certification externe en matière de développement durable et/ou de la conduite d'actions environnementales et sociales participe désormais à l'évaluation des fournisseurs et prestataires potentiels.

    Axe pratiques environnementales
    - Réalisation d'un Bilan Carbone® en 2009. Il permet de dégager neuf plans d'actions prioritaires à court et moyen termes concernant différents domaines tels que le transport des personnes et des marchandises, les emballages, le sourcing… afin de diminuer les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) de l'entreprise. Un responsable et un groupe projet sont dédiés à chaque action.
    -Réduction de l'impact environnemental de la flotte automobile de location longue durée (émissions : 135,9 g CO2/km en 2009 versus 143g CO2/km en 2007).
    - Mise en place d'un système de Management Environnemental : certification ISO 14001 du site de production d'Epernon en cours.

    Axe éthique et management
    - Intégration de produits investissements socialement responsables (ISR) dans la trésorerie depuis 2008. Fin 2009, la part des fonds éthiques atteint 50 % pour le Fonds Commun de Placement d'Entreprise et 10 % pour la trésorerie placée.

    Axe parties prenantes
    - Constitution d'un panel d'une quinzaine de parties prenantes (ONG, médecins, pharmaciens,…) qui se réunit a minima deux fois par an pour échanger sur des sujets relatifs à la stratégie de développement durable des Laboratoires Expanscience et aux enjeux associés.
    - Départ en congé solidaire de 2 salariés depuis 2008, via le partenariat avec l'ONG Planète Urgence. La participation financière d'Expanscience a notamment contribué en 2009 à l'édition de livres éducatifs sur le développement durable de la série « Mémoires de la planète », à destination des jeunes lecteurs francophones des pays du nord.
    - Actions autour du développement durable (visites thématiques du site de production d'Epernon, exposition sur la biodiversité) menées entre Expanscience et le collège Michel-Chasles d'Epernon (membre du réseau des écoles associées Unesco).
    - Sponsoring du périple intitulé « Des Hommes pour la préservation de la biodiversité, parcours entre faune et flore, terres et mers », à travers plus de 20 pays, de l'association Actions Biodiversité. L'objectif de cette association est de sensibiliser, comprendre et partager sur les problématiques de biodiversité.

    Pour en savoir plus sur la démarche développement durable des Laboratoires Expanscience :
    Découvrez ou redécouvrez www.developpementdurable-expanscience.com, le site de la démarche développement durable des Laboratoires Expanscience.

    Pour en savoir plus sur les Laboratoires Expanscience :
    Depuis leur création en 1950, les Laboratoires Expanscience mettent à la disposition des patients et des consommateurs des produits innovants sur les marchés de la santé et du mieux-être et développent des savoir-faire touchant à la Dermo-Cosmétique, à la Rhumatologie, au Dentaire, à la Dermatologie, à la Nutraceutique et aux Actifs Cosmétiques.
    Grâce à l'engagement de leurs 964 collaborateurs et à une présence forte à l'international, via 8 filiales et 59 pays distributeurs, les Laboratoires Expanscience ont réalisé en 2009 un CA de 233 millions d'euros. Les Laboratoires Expanscience bénéficient enfin d'atouts solides en Recherche et Développement grâce à leur Centre R et D.
    www.expanscience.com

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              Les lectrices de presse féminine: en quête de magazines plus responsables        
    Shi-zen

    Les lectrices de presse féminine: en quête de magazines plus responsables


    En juillet 2009, la société eko &co lançait une grande enquête en ligne pour sonder les attentes des lecteurs de presse féminine. 11695 personnes y ont répondu entre le 14 juillet et le 14 octobre 2009. 92% des répondants étaient des femmes. Suite aux résultats de l’enquête, le magazine féminin Shi-zen (“nature”, en japonais) a été créé pour répondre aux besoins formulés. Le numéro zéro est sorti en décembre 2009. Fort de 5000 lecteurs et plus de 250 abonnés conquis en moins d’un mois, le numéro 1 du mensuel est paru en avril 2010, et le numéro 2, sur le thème “En mai, fais ce qu’il te plaît”, vient de sortir.

    Les chiffres de l’enquête

    Consommation responsable : un déficit d’informations

    79% des personnes interrogées trouvent qu’elles ne sont pas assez informées concernant l’impact des produits cosmétiques sur l’environnement. Le chiffre est de 78% en ce qui concerne les produits d’alimentation, les vêtements et les produits ménagers. Au total, 90% des répondants pensent qu’ils pourraient agir de manière plus responsable s’ils étaient mieux informés quant aux produits qu’ils consomment.

    Parmi les personnes interrogées, 40% ne connaissent aucun créateur de vêtements, accessoires et produits éthiques. 83% des répondants affirment que si on les leur faisait connaître, ils achèteraient davantage de produits de créateurs éthiques que ceux des créateurs traditionnels.

    Mode : des souhaits inassouvis

    67% des personnes interrogées trouvent que les féminins ne donnent pas une image positive de la femme. 65% trouvent les magazines féminins peu ou pas intéressants. Seuls 2% les trouvent très intéressants.

    90% des personnes interrogées aimeraient trouver dans les pages mode des mannequins moins maigres, et 91% aimeraient des photos moins retouchées. 89% souhaiteraient trouver des modèles auxquelles elles pourraient s’identifier plus facilement.

    91% des personnes interrogées trouvent que les vêtements et produits présentés dans les magazines féminins ne sont pas en adéquation avec leur budget shopping, et 88% d’entre elles souhaiteraient qu’ils le soient davantage. 61% des personnes interrogées n’ont jamais effectué un achat après avoir vu un produit dans une page mode d’un féminin.

    Publicité : un décalage certain

    70% des personnes interrogées n’apprécient pas de trouver des publicités dans les magazines féminins. 80% d’entre elles trouvent que les publicités ne reflètent pas leurs centres d’intérêt, et 90% ne croient pas aux promesses faites dans les publicités pour les produits de beauté.

    92,6% des personnes interrogées trouvent que les féminins ne prennent pas suffisamment en compte les problématiques du développement durable, et 90% souhaiteraient qu’il soit davantage intégré dans leurs sujets.

    88% des personnes interrogées se sont montrées intéressées par l’idée d’un magazine féminin mensuel proposant uniquement des produits éthiques et donnant des conseils pour diminuer l’impact de leur mode de vie sur l’environnement.

    Shi-zen : un nouveau féminin répondant aux attentes des lectrices

    Shi-zen est un magazine féminin d’un nouveau genre.
    Sa ligne éditoriale met en avant, de façon exclusive, des créateurs éthiques, des initiatives responsables, et des publicités pour des produits limitant leur empreinte écologique.

    Sa philosophie est plus proche des lectrices : Shi-zen met en scène des mannequins auxquelles les lectrices peuvent plus facilement s’identifier, et privilégie des marques et adresses plus accessibles, tout en conservant la “part de rêve” que l’on recherche dans les magazines féminins.

    Son contenu éditorial donne une image positive de la femme, éloignée de la vision réductrice, superficielle et formatée des femmes habituellement véhiculée par la presse féminine.

    Son contenu est ludique, et adopte un point de vue responsable mais léger et plein d’humour, loin du ton culpabilisant de la plupart des supports citoyens.

    Bien entendu, Shi-zen est imprimé à l’encre végétale sur papier recyclé, et le magazine est également disponible en version PDF.


    Pour plus d’informations :
    Site internet du magazine : www.shizen-lemag.fr
    Contact presse : info@shizen-lemag.fr
    Rédactrice en chef : carol.galand@shizen-lemag.fr
    Contact annonceurs : ida.driscoll@shizen-lemag.fr

    Shi-zen Télécharger la couverture du n°1

    Shi-zen Télécharger la couverture du n°2

    Télécharger le dossier de presse au format pdf ( - 1,2 Mo)


              2017 NatCroMo Blog Tour, March 29: Sparkle Studio        
    Sparkle Studio | Roo Kline and Amy SheltonA-Glamping We Will Go: 5th Annual National Crochet Month Blog Tour Welcome to Crochetville’s fifth annual National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) blog tour, taking place each day of March 2017. Join us for a month of virtual glamping (aka glamorous camping), as we visit crochet designers, crochet-friendly local yarn stores, and yarn companies, as well as offer some fun giveaways. Today’s Posts: Amy Shelton | Kirsten Holloway | Sparkle Studio | Daily Giveaway Want to Chat about the Tour? Part of the fun of glamping is the daily round-up around the campfire, chatting and stitching with friends. We hope you’ll join
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              Harvard revokes admission of students based on what was said in a private(?) chat room        
    Harvard revoked the admission of 10 students (see here) based on what the students said in a private (can't have been too private) chat room.

    (ADDED later upon reflection- Harvard has only confirmed that there is a clause students are made
    aware of about immaturity and moral character. As for the reason for the revoking- we only have
    what is reported and that comes from the students. Are the students trustworthy on this?  Given that they are being expelled for moral reasons... But more seriously we really don't' know. I just want to caution that we do not know the full story and never will. Note that Harvard is not  legally allowed to disclose why they revoked, while the students can say what they want.  For an example of how off a reported story can be see this though I am sure you all know other examples.)

    Normally I would be aghast (and I may still be aghast) because of the slippery slope:

    Today you revoke admissions because students mock sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the death of children, and call the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child ``pinata time''

    Tomorrow you revoke admissions because a student is a Trump Supporter.  (Readers: I assume that you would find revoking admission because a student is a Trump supporter to be disgusting and absurd.)

    I felt strongly against this and sought out some other viewpoints. Here are some:

    1) Harvard is within their rights to do this legally according to what they agree to when they accept you. This is true. This is also irrelevant- I am interested in if its the right thing to do, not if its legal.

    2) The content of the chat rooms indicates a lack of moral character.  This is a stronger argument. However the nebulousness of ``moral character'' reminds me of the origin of taking moral character into account: it was an excuse to let in less Jews (see the book t Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, see The Chosen: The hidden history of admissions and exclusion a review here).  Jews do not have less moral char, but it was used as an excuse to admit less of them.  Even though in the case at hand moral char is a legit issue, the history of the use of this issue bothers me. Slippery slope again.

    3) For crying out loud bill, LIFE is a Slippery Slope! You have to draw the line somewhere! And wherever you draw it, these kids are over that line.  This argument, combined with the moral-point of item 2, I do find compelling.

    4) Here is a one border (I do not know if it was crossed): If a student personally attacks another student then this is grounds for  revoking. Sounds good but what constitutes a personal attack?

    Counter argument: : Whenever a disgusting point of view is censored or punished the conversation shifts from

                                                  That is a disgusting point of view

    to

                                             Free Speech! Oppressing unpopular views!

    I would rather the conversation be about why the point of view is wrong (or disgusting)  rather than on Free Speech.

    Right now I am 75% against the revoking of the students admissions. This has no effect- I am not in any position of power, I won't give less money to Harvard (I am an alum-Grad school, which is why I noticed the story in the first place). I find the question interesting and, more than usual, welcome your comments. Based on your comments that 75 might change! In either direction!
              Twitter Private Messaging        
    The valuations of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and others are, obviously, stunning. Allowing proper private communication among users is an obvious easy win. And yet Twitter has never really cared about private messaging. Direct messaging is a long neglected product, and Twitter doesn’t seem to care much about it. I wonder if Twitter execs […]
              My 10 Favorite Things About Living and Teaching in Korea        
    I'm two days away from leaving Korea. In two years of living here, I have developed deeply ambivalent feelings about both my experience here and the society itself. A couple days ago, I was re-reading The Prophet, and I was surprised to find a section that echoed my feelings about leaving Korea:

    The hero has been in a strange land for twelve years and upon seeing the ship that will return him to his homeland...

    "the gates of his heart were flung open, and his joy flew far over the sea. And he closed his eyes and prayed in the silences of his soul.

    But as he descended the hill, a sadness came upon him, and he thought in his heart: How shall I go in peace and without sorrow? Nay, not without a wound in the spirit shall I leave this city.

    Long were the days of pain I have spent within its walls, and long were the nights of aloneness; and who can depart from his pain and his aloneness without regret?

    Too many fragments of the spirit have I scatterd in these streets, and too many are the children of my longing that walk naked among these hills, and I cannot withdraw from them without a bruden and an ache.

    It is not a garment I cast off this day, but a skin that I tear with my own hands.

    Nor is it a thought I leave behind me, but a heart made sweet with hunger and with thirst.

    Yet I cannot tarry longer.

    The sea that calls all things unto her calls me, and I must embark.

    For to stay, though the hours burn in the night, is to freeze and crystallize and be bound in a mould."

    A bit dramatic perhaps, but it really nails how I'm feeling. But, moving along... last week I posted my 10 least favorite things about living and teaching here, and here are my 10 favorite things about living and teaching here, plus a few runners-up.

    Runners-up

    Ice cream bars -- This didn't make the top ten because it has been absolutely disastrous for my fitness. At every convenience store, and they're everywhere, there is a freezer full of delicious ice cream on a stick in every flavor you could imagine and more (one of my favorites is a chocolate bar on a stick, surrounded with "nano-silver vanilla", coated with chocolate and peanuts, another is melon, another still is watermelon flavored and shaped ice cream with hazelnut seeds). A full price bar is 700 won ($.55), and most places sell them at half price. I don't know how that can be profitable (and I probably don't want to), but it sure does make for a delicious, fattening summer.

    Elders' robustness -- Before the monsoon came with its endless days of rain, I was playing tennis every morning with a 64 year old man that was in nearly as good of shape as I am. I never saw him eat an ice cream bar. On my way to school, I routinely see 80-something year old men and women hunched over working in the fields, digging up potatoes or planting chili pepper plants. I've never seen them eating ice cream bars either.

    Lack of zoning -- Where I come from, an area is either commercial or residential, so people end up driving a lot. Here, everything is mixed together, so people walk. On one level, it's nice to have a convenience store (with ice cream bars) in the same building as my apartment. On another level, it gets people out in the streets and creates a mixing of people and a sense of community involvement that I think we could use more of at home.

    Free time -- I am ambivalent about this. Every single day here, I've had hours of free time. I play guitar, watch TV, read, watch movies, cook, paint, play online games, meditate, etc. I have learned a lot from the reading I've done, I'm a better guitarist and singer and cook, and I'm a champion of Settlers of Catan (my online game of choice), but I'm also bored a lot and frequently feel like I'm wasting my life away. It is that feeling that compelled me to take the plunge into grad school at the end of my contract here.

    Now, to the top ten....

    10. Gardens everywhere --
    This province, Gangwon-do, is notorious in Korea for being difficult to grow food. The people respond by growing food absolutely everywhere. Any land that is less than a 15% incline and is not paved over is growing food, without exception. That's true whether it's someone's front yard, a triangle of dirt between a bridge and road, or way up in the valleys that surround the towns. They're not farms, much more like what we think of as gardens. They grow chili peppers, corn, soy beans, onions, garlic, potatoes, greens, grapes and on the occasional flat section of land, rice. This is this old couple's yard. It's worth noting that it's September and they're planting, probably the third crop of the year. I'm certain they would think we are insane for the money, effort, fertilizer and pesticides we put into grass.

    9. Jjimjilbang -- These are combination health club, sauna and recreation center. Admission is about $5 and for that you soak in hot tubs infused with jade or eucalyptus or whatever, sweat in the saunas and steam rooms, and get a sports massage or a scrub down from an old Korean man wearing nothing more than briefs. There are restaurants, but for reasons that escape me Koreans seem to prefer to pig out on hard boiled eggs at these places. There are barbers and televisions and computers and massage chairs and cold and hot rooms and salt rooms and charcoal rooms and oxygen rooms. A great place to hang out and warm up in the winter or sweat out in the summer.

    8. Outdoorsiness -- Koreans love the outdoors, whether eating squid jerky and drinking rice wine behind an apartment building, or hiking through valleys (which they have done an excellent job of protecting by concentrating in the cities the population of 50 million people in a country the size of Indiana). I love the tendency toward the outdoors, especially in summer, when restaurants pull out their plastic tables and the dining room floors spill out into the streets. The images of dozens of Koreans eating, drinking and laughing in a courtyard on a warm summer night will stay with me for a long time.

    7. The sweet kids --
    Not all of them were, but the ones that were sweet were the cutest, kindest, funnest kids I've ever known.















    6. The restaurants & the food -- A lot of foreigners here complain about the cuisine, and while I admit the flavors can get a bit monotonous (sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and chilies), I love the food, even though much of it is off limits to me as a vegetarian. Restaurants typically specialize in just a few dishes, are usually owned and run by an old lady who might work with one other old lady to prepare the food, serve the food, clean the place and everything. My favorite restaurant in town is a place where a 4' 6" 60 year old lady serves grilled fish lettuce wraps (I'm a quasi-vegetarian here) and seems to rotate through being amused, confused, appreciative and fed-up with the foreigners that frequent her place. The prices, and there's no tax or tipping, so what you see on the menu on the wall is what you actually pay, for a typically quick meal might be $3, and unless it's a very special dish (or foreign food or drink), meals rarely exceed $10 per person.

    Every meal comes with bancheon, side dishes, that always include kimchi and usually other fermented vegetables. In a cheap place, you might just get three little kimchis, in a nicer place, it's not uncommon to get over ten bancheon, and they might include fried fish or raw octopus or other treats that can be even better than the central meal itself. In most cases, everything is shared with everyone at the table. In fact, when eating with Koreans, even glasses are shared -- it's a neat little social device... if you see that someone is bored or if you want to chat with someone that you're not sitting near, you take them your empty glass and a bottle of soju (chemically fermented rice wine) and pour them a shot, and in that manner, over a meal that might last a few hours, people move around (everyone sits on the floor) and everyone talks with everyone, everyone shares germs and everyone gets drunk.

    5. Community focus -- This is the highest ranking item that is really about Korean society, as the next four each have to do with my position here. On the whole, I'm not a big fan of Confucianism, at least as it operates in modern Korea. However, the focus on social harmony is really nice, and something that I think we North Americans could learn a lot from. Where I is the dominant pronoun in the US, we is here. Studies have shown that the different mindsets actually affect visual perception, such that Asians are more inclined to view ambiguous situations from a removed, more holistic perspective, whereas Westerners are more inclined to view the same situation from inside it, from a first person perspective. Unfortunately, because of the xenophobia here, foreigners are not always considered part of the community in the same way Koreans are, which I think makes being a foreigner here harder than it would be in a more individualistic society like the US. But, while I'm sure my Korean friends still think I'm terribly obstuse and inconsiderate, this mindset has implanted itself in my head, and I'm glad for it. I hope it stays with me through the years.

    4. Income:expenses ratio -- The salary foreigners earn teaching in Korea isn't anything special, except that foreign teachers' apartments are paid for by employers, as are airfare here and home and immigration costs. Food is cheap, entertainment (at least out here in the boonies) is scarce, and buying stuff doesn't usually make sense when you know you have to fit everything you own into two suitcases at the end of the year. Health care is nationalized and very inexpensive and the tax structure is very progressive so even those who aren't exempt pay less than 4% income tax. I have been saving almost 80% of my salary, and on top of that I'll receive about two months' bonus pay at the end of my contract. No one has gotten rich doing it, but especially for folks right out of college or when the job market at home is what it is right now, it can be a very solid financial move.

    3. Vacation time & neighboring destinations -- While I've been here, I've spent time in China, Vietnam, Laos, Japan, Thailand, and Thailand again. Spending almost the entire month of February in Thailand is about as good as it gets. And it was a relatively quick flight on a lovely Asian airline to get there.

    2. Novelty in everything -- Living here is a bit like being a child. You never really know what's going on, you don't have responsibilities the same way you would at home, you're easily surprised, and routine events are novel and exciting. It's incredibly frustrating, but also really enjoyable.

    1. Anonymity & outsiderness -- There is something comforting about knowing that no one knows you, and that no one can. If people are going to stare at me as I walk down the street, I might as well wear shorts and flip-flops and sing as I walk. If my students are going to think I'm a weird foreigner anyway, it's much easier to engage them with silly foolishness that I might hold back at home. At home, as soon as you see someone, you thin-slice their age, sex, body language, clothing, and a thousand other things and make a judgement about who they are and how they relate to you in society. In a culture as foreign as this, that's impossible. Advertising doesn't affect you, because it is designed to take advantage of the human mind's inability to stop thin slicing. And not understanding what that 16 year old girl on the bus won't stop talking about can be really nice.

    I couldn't have named this at the time, but this is what brought me back to Korea for a second year. When you remove a person from their native culture, you force them to examine themselves in way that is otherwise impossible. We define ourselves by our relations: to our jobs, our achievements, our friends and family, our hobbies, and the culture we consume (and, less often it seems, create). Take away all those things and one has to look internally for a sense of identity. That transformation started for me in my first year here, but it didn't have time to run to completion. When I got home, I didn't identify in society as I had previously, but I was still looking to things like my friends and my job to define my position in society, my social identity, especially since it had been upended since I had left. I ended up feeling lost and floundering around for quite a while before returning to Korea. I don't know if that transition ever really reaches completion, but I know that I am going home with a much stronger internal compass than I had before I came to Korea, in addition to a much broader perspective on culture, politics and the world.

              Free OMICRON Substation Grounding Seminar – October 3rd        
      The Department of Electrical Engineering at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) will host a free one-day seminar on substation grounding presented by OMICRON. This seminar will introduce the basics of grounding system design, discuss evaluation of ground grids for personal safety according to IEEE Standard 80-2000 and the corresponding OSHA Standard, and show how to determine the local ground potential rise (GPR) of the station under test from
              2nd UTC Smart-Grid Workshop 2012 (USW 2012)        
    Date: 3rd October (Wednesday) Venue: UC Auditorium, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 735 Vine St, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Participation is open to industry, academia, government, and media, and is SUBJECT TO REGISTRATION For online registration click here. Click here for detailed Program Schedule. The workshop aims to discuss the latest predictions in addition to the following topics: Keynote session will provide a true insight on “Is Global Recession Threatening
              Facebook Instant Games Will be Available Globally        

    We can all safely say that Facebook Messenger is indeed one of the most favorite messaging apps out there. The app introduced a series of features like the Snapchat-like app called Messenger Day, and about six months ago, the Instant Games feature was also added in the application. When the Instant Games feature was launched, […]

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              Windows Phone Market Share Falls        

    Microsoft’s entry into the smartphone market has been extremely challenging due to the popularity of Android handsets, and Apple’s loyal user base. Despite the company’s best efforts to hone a user-friendly operating system, it’s really struggled to make an impact. Unfortunately, Windows Phone users are a niche, and many app developers like Snapchat refuse to […]

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              Comment on A Simple Bug Allows Hackers To Read Your Personal Facebook Messages Chats by carl phelan        
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              Comment on How To Hide Last Seen And Chat Anonymously on Facebook: Amazing Trick by Stefan M.        
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              Couleur Gourmande !        

    Regarder dans la même direction qu'un enfant en jouant la carte du gris-bleu !

    De la modernité bien comprise, ponctuée de fantaisie, juste ce qu'il faut !

    Pousser le raffinement jusqu'à assortir la chambre d'enfant aux combles
    Une journée de repos pour prendre ses pinceaux

    tabouret0
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    3 cadres plus soutenus en couleur pour aller plus loin dans les rêves d'enfants

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    Maman, Grand-Mère si vous avez envie de changer la chambre de nos têtes blondes,
    n'hésitez pas à prendre vos pinceaux pour un esprit plus bohème
    Vos impressions les filles seront les bienvenues !
    En attendant de vous lire je vous souhaite à toutes un bon début de semaine
    Vous vous rappelez de mon gros achat dont je vous ai parlé dernièrement, 
    il faut encore attendre car j'ai un soucis pour la greffe du bois, le travail est en cours


              Une Fructueuse balade        

    Mes émotions retrouvées enfin dans mon refuge !

    Un repos bien mérité en oubliant les travaux pour quelques heures !
    Arrivée chez mon Brocanteur...c'est le bonheur pour moi !
    Une lueur d'un ange me suivait pour me dire regarde là et là ;
    en l'écoutant,  j'ai déniché ces quelques merveilles
    à vous de voir le relooking peinture

    chine1

    1 pot à charbon zing juste nettoyé & son jumeaux peint en gris suède

    chine2

    un duo bien adapté pour la grange

    chine3

    sans oublier la corbeille qui m'a fait de l'oeil

    chine

    J'ai une préférence pour celui en zing,  et vous ?
    l'autre était vert-jaune, j'ai du le repeindre dans ce ton plus à mon goût
    J'ai fait un gros achat mais chut, vous le découvrirez après restauration, j'y travaille dur

    c'est l'heure des douces rêveries, bisous à toutes, je file de ce pas dans mon lit



              Les chroniques d’Agadir en entrepreneuriat – Construction d’un «satisfactomètre» entrepreneurial à partir des événements affectifs du dirigeant de PME        
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              Introducing the New Thing That We Do Now (and will promptly forget to do ever again): BLOGROULETTE!        
    A kindred blogger introduced Rickey to the concept of the “next blog” button on the top of the website and recommended he click it. Apparently by doing so, you’re taken to a blog with similar interests as yours. Click a few more times and you’re taken further down the rabbit hole of randomness. It’s good wholesome fun that provides Rickey the opportunity to do what makes the internet such a special place: ridicule others. So we’re totally making a recurring practice out of this. The concept is similar to Chatroulette, but featuring even more self-aggrandizing pathos! The rules to this game are simple, you click on the “next blog” button thrice, see what comes up, and steep yourself in the awful blandness of it all. We kick off our inaugural installment with…
    At first, we thought that with a name like this, the blog would written by bank robbers from East Baltimore cataloging their hilarious yet socioeconomically tragic hiijinks, but sadly we were wrong. So very wrong.

    It’s a blog about two kids playing baseball (the sports element is what linked Rickey’s site to this one). For bonus internet awkwardness, the blog is written entirely by the DARRINGTON BOYZ’ proud mother and discussing their exploits on and off the baseball field. We’re pretty sure that the milk in Rickey’s coffee curdled while he was perusing this blog. Thank god Rickey’s exploits are a constant source of disappointment and embarrassment for his mother, otherwise he’d probably have to put up with a website very similar to this one…. But enough exposition, here’s what the bright future of America looks like! There are words to describe this photo. Rickey, however, is at a complete loss for them. You can practically see the one on the right just working things out in his head--figuring out the best place to open up a quiet little hotel with some nice stuffed animals on the walls and maybe moving his mom in there to live with him. Oh, and we’re pretty certain that the one on the left is Cthulhu hiding in corporeal form.

    The best part is that the mother is completely oblivious to the bottomless pits of terrifying nothingness dwelling in the eyes of her sons. Naturally, in the face of such alarming vapidity, she’s turned to Jesus. For those sorely in need of a deeply motivational quote to put up next to your “hang in there kitty!” poster, you’ll find the following pearls of wisdom on the blog:

    Live simply.
    Love generously.
    Care deeply.
    Speak kindly.
    Leave the rest to God.

    Well that’s all very touching and whatnot, but Rickey’s would prefer to file his own tax return next year rather than entrust it to the J-Man if that's copacetic with you, honey. It’s a little unsettling how much overt religiosity you’ll find on these family blogs. Rickey’s buddy similarly lamented that his site always leads directly to a never ending supply of Mormon blogs, (presumably because like most other Jews, he uses the phrase "Jesus Christ" a heckuva lot). But Rickey digresses... There are yet more inspirational quotes from Mater Darrington to guide you through your hectic modern life!

    Work as if it was your first day.
    Forgive as soon as possible.
    Love without boundaries.
    Laugh without control and never stop smiling.

    First off, if Rickey “worked as if it was his first day” he’d be queued up on a breadline by now. After seven years on the job, you think Rickey’s superiors would respond well to him suddenly asking where the bathroom was and what kind of 401K plan they offered? And “laugh without control”? Isn’t that what the Joker did to the fair citizens of Gotham? People died from that shit, lady. Not cool.

    But then Rickey saw a blog post entitled “First Snow and Cougar Hunting” we got much more excited. What sort of lurid mischief could the Darrington Boyz be getting up to, we wondered?

    Ah crap, she meant "cougar hunting" literally. Well that’s just not right at all. Apparently that whole “love without boundaries” thing stops short at large mountain cats whose natural habitats encroach upon the Darlington Boyz’ hunting grounds. We guess Rickey missed the section in the new testament in which Woodland Hunter Jesus lectures his apostles (his BOYZ, if you will) on the merits of snuffing out majestic felines for recreational fun. It’s probably hidden somewhere in the back.

    You know what, we’d love to see the Darrington Boyz go toe to toe with a more challenging critter. Rickey recommends THE HONEY BADGER, probably the most fearsome land mammal ever to roam the earth. Take a gander at nature’s version of Winnie the Pooh on crack cocaine:

    [h/t to “Badass of the Week." for making Rickey aware of this relentless beast. The video is all Rickey's doing--enjoy it before Jay-Z shuts us down]

    Honey badger don’t give a fuck. Honey badger will mess your shit up. Honey badger is all teeth, fur, and balls. Ain't no love in the heart of the jungle, baby. Now THAT’S your motivational quote of the day.

    Anyhow, we’d go on to post more about this blog , but it’s pretty much an amalgam of religious poems, insipid birthday parties at P.F. Changs, and the Boyz standing over various carcasses of recently slain wildlife. As for their baseball careers, it’s pretty much a lock that you’ll be seeing them on the Colorado Rockies in the not too distant future. Tune in next week to see what fresh hell Rickey stumbles upon in Blogroulette!
              It's Been a Slow Simmer...        
    This is where Rickey posts recommendations of noteworthy consumables, practices, and pastimes that have been deemed invaluable for the reader’s betterment. All products and pieces of advice listed herein have been Rickey tested and approved. Again, this is in no way shape or form a complete rip off of McSweeney’s (fa-la-la-la-la, lawyers, Rickey can’t hear you). Enjoy our latest installment of....

    RICKEY RECOMMENDS

    Night-Lights.
    Being in a new house is challenging enough. But stumbling around this wholly unfamiliar place in the dark bumping into things because you don't want to wake your spouse up by turning on the lights? Now that's brutal. "Now let's see... were there six steps here or eight...? Aughh crap, I've misjudged, and down I go!" The Hendersons need night-lights, badly.

    That all email clients disable the "mark unread" function on their services. There are two varieties of people that this button is designed for: serial procrastinators and husbands who like to peek at their wives' messages when they inadvertently leave their email up. What? What's the problem here? Rickey just likes to know what's going on in Mrs. Henderson's life. Screw you people for judging!

    Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Lotion. The cold winter months have taken a toll on Rickey's skin and he now has dragon scales for skin around his hips. It's either the cold weather explanation or Rickey's skin is stretching out as his hips plumpen to accommodate his nascent pear-shaped physique. Whatever. Ever gone out in public with a grown man who scratches himself constantly and glares angrily at passers by while doing so? Yeah, well Mrs. Henderson doesn't much want to either. If you or a loved one suffer from similar symptoms, we recommend some skin lotion. It doesn't have to have that weird "it puts the lotion in the basket!" connotation if you don't let it...

    Williams Sonoma Chili Starter.
    Look, sometimes you don't want to craft an entire chili from scratch, and that's where this jar comes in to play. You brown your meat, mix in a jar of this Texas chili sauce, and let the concoction simmer for a few hours. The results are alarmingly good. Cheating? Well, yeah, but nobody's ever got to know, right?

    Chatroulette.com.
    Remember when the internet was still wonderfully untamed and exciting before we made it a boring place by imposing order on it with our categorized bookmarks and regimented RSS readers? Chatroulette harkens back to those heady days. It's the sputnik of the internet world, and it's terrific. We're talking some serious wild west stuff here. To attempt to describe it would ruin all the fun. We give it about another week before it's shut down for good.

    Wolfmother.
    Jesus, how is it that none of you people have recommended this band to Rickey earlier? Sure, we've talked about mothers here. And we've also talked about wolves. But we have not talked about WOLFMOTHER, easily one of the best bands currently on the market. Do you enjoy Queens of the Stone Age? How about the White Stripes? If so, woo boy, do we have a band for you. If their song "Vagabond" doesn't screw your head on right then we're sorry, but there's simply no helping you and Rickey pities you for the pitiful fool that you are.

    Gargling with mouthwash AFTER you brush your teeth.
    We know, it's crazy talk, but bear with Rickey would you please? Mrs. Henderson has been doing this for years and she's had pretty good results thus far.

    The "500 Days of Summer" Soundtrack. For those of the indie persuasion we think you'll agree that there's not a weak song in it. Just great stuff.

    The cheese counter at Whole Foods.
    At Rickey's nearby Whole Foods, within a space of 20 feet, there exists a gourmet olive bar, an artisinal beer section, and a fancy cheese counter. Rickey has taken to refer to this section of the supermarket as "THE HOT CORNER." In the world we inhabit, there's simply no way you can pass this area by and not purchase at least 5 items. Best of all, the cheese counter is one of those places where you can sample the goods before you buy 'em. Rickey and Ms. Henderson tasted a tangy goat cheese and a nice Italian sheep's milk cheese. The guy behind the counter called over the grocery stocker for a bite and all four of them had a nice pensive little moment together, enjoying their cheese and crackers like grown ups. Then Rickey left, purchasing a whopping 1/10th of a pound of each.

    Restoration Hardware.
    Pricey? Yes. But godamned if they don't craft some of the finest window treatments (for you neophytes, that's a fancy phrase for curtains and rods) on the market. When the big guy upstairs draws back the curtains to reveal rosy fingered dawn each and every morning, we imagine he's using Restoration Hardware window treatments. But he's probably paying wholesale prices we're thinking.

    FIRE. The Hendersons got the basement chimney working! (By the way, every post here at RwR will revolve around home improvement from now on. Fair warning.) Does it matter that opening the flue and starting a fire is effectively sucking all the warm air up the chimney and out of the house? Absolutely not. Look, it's FIRE!